Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Anambra church attack caused by feud between two brothers - Obiano

Anambra church attack caused by feud between two brothers - Obiano

He further proceeded to Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Cathedral, Nnewi, to calm parishioners over the already heightened rumor that churches were under attack.

A witness said some gunmen, who concealed their identities with masks, broke into the church around 6am when the first mass service was holding.

The state Governor, Willie Obiano, who visited the scene of the attack has, however, promised that investigations would commence immediately to bring the perpetrators to book.

Umar said no arrest had been made, but the police gathered the attack was a fallout of a quarrel between two natives of Ozubulu residing overseas.

Gunmen this morning at about 7.30am Sunday, invaded St. Phillip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State killing worshippers during the 7am mass.

Anambra governor, Willie Obiano has said the shooting at St Philip's Catholic church in Ozubulu was caused by a feud between two brothers from the community who live overseas.

Several worshippers with gunshot wounds were receiving treatment at the hospital, the source said.

At least 12 people have been killed after a group of unidentified gunmen stormed a church in southeast Nigeria and went on a shooting spree.

"Such violent incidents dehumanise our society".

The commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka said the gunmen who attacked the church were dressed in a black attire and spoke fluent Igbo.

He said: "As a political leader, I totally condemn the Ozubulu Church shooting as dastardly, unjustifiable and callous". The police have launched a manhunt on those behind the attack.

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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