Gunmen Invade Catholic Church, Kill 47 in Anambra

Randolph Lopez
August 7, 2017

He extended his condolences to families of the victims, assuring them that the government would do everything within its power to track down those responsible.

The Party also called on security agents in Anambra as well as other parts of the country to provide adequate security in places of worship to forestall a repeat of this unfortunate incident. In frustration oddfor not finding their victim in church opened fire on other worshippers.

An eyewitness, who identified herself as a choir member, said the church was dark as there was no light.

Initially, the police in Anambra state confirmed that only one gunman killed eight worshippers and injured 18 others in the attack.

She said that the generating set suddenly developed fault; so, the mass proceeded with the congregation using candle light.

The Rights group demanded the sack of the Anambra State Police commissioner and the Director of State services (DSS) for sleeping on their constitutional duties which allowed armed freelance killers to embark on this despicable rampage with far reaching damages to many precious lives of worshippers.

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

"Such violent incidents dehumanise our society".

He added that the Inspector-General of Police has also directed a special team to launch a manhunt for those behind the killings. Anambra State governor must ensure that those who planned and executed this massacre in Ozubulu are arrested, prosecuted swiftly and decisively punished to serve as deterrent.

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

He wondered why brothers could visit such attack on their people and urged those involved to "sheathe their swords".

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