Gunman storm Catholic church, kills 8 worshipers in Anambra

Victims of gunmen attack on Catholic Church

The identity of the attackers and their motive have not been established but security operatives are said to have swung into action to unravel the mystery behind the incident which took place on Sunday.

He promised that the state government would pay the hospital bills of the victims.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor also visited Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Cathedral, Nnewi, where he addressed a congregation of worshippers.

Garba Umar, commissioner of the Anambra state police command, has dismissed the insinuation that the Boko Haram sect carried out the attack at St. Philip Catholic church in Ekwusigo local government area of the state.

"This morning at about 0620hrs, we received an information that some armed men invaded St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu where the presiding priest was conduction an early morning mass", he said.

At least eight people were killed, while 18 sustained injuries when a gunman invaded the church during the early morning mass.

Attacks on churches are rare in southern Nigeria, where there is a predominantly Christian population.


"My heart goes to the bereaved at this moment of pain".

"The gunmen came thinking that their target was in the church but incidentally he was not", Umar said, adding that the violence may be linked to drug-trafficking.

"Such violent incidents dehumanise our society".

Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 18 others in a church in southeastern Nigeria on Sunday in an attack arising from a feud between members of the local community, officials said.

He said: "As a political leader, I totally condemn the Ozubulu Church shooting as dastardly, unjustifiable and callous".

Chief Jude Emecheta, who hails from Ozubulu, told NAN that "a dark cloud has befallen my peaceful town".

The Police Commissioner however said the force has deployed its men to strategic locations in the community and the State to beef security and subsequently apprehend those who carried out the heinous act.

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