There is tension in Anambra State following reported death of over 50 worshipers as gunmen launched early morning attack during a Sunday service.
The attack occurred at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ugwu Oye in Ozubulu, Anambra State.
News of the reported attack, which is being shared in various platforms read:
Many feared killed at an Early morning Catholic mass shooting by Unknown Gun men who stormed a church at Ozubulu in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State .
Over 20 deaths recorded already according report.
While I sympathize with all the affected families, I wish to submit that this is a time for we to unite against any form of barbarism against our people!
This is not a time for blame games, but a time for great people created by great God to stand up and secure our people.
Security agency must do everything to arrest the perpetuators of Ozubulu Massacre for them to face the law.
No excuse should make anyone to move into a Church of God and start shooting innocent worshipers!
Our generation must not be intimidated by the agents of darkness!!!
Information is still sketchy on the attack as of the time of filling this report.
Latest information indicated that the gunmen were hunting for a drug baron, traced him to his house but were told he had gone to church.
It was gathered that on getting to the church, he had left and out of anger, probably, they rained bullets on worshippers in the church.
“About 47 persons were reported killed and many wounded”, another source hinted.
The state governor, Willie Obiano, has called for calm when he visited the scene of the attack to commiserate with the parishioners.
Governor Obiano condemned the attack and promised to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Garba Baba Umar, also confirmed the attack.
More to come