According to someone who witnessed an evil incident that happened at the St Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State, on Sunday morning, a notorious gunman invaded the church, shot at worshippers, emptied his cartridge, reloaded it and continued shooting before driving away in a waiting car when he was done.
Charles Justice, who brought his friends to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, told Premium Times that the horrible incident happened at 6am morning mass.
“Those who died are mostly children and the elderly, I know about three children who were below five years that died in the shooting,” Charles said.
According to police report, 11 people were killed in the shooting. 16 other victims are now in a stable condition, while 6 had undergone surgeries successfully.
Investigation by the police so far shows that the problem is between two persons of the same community who are based aboard.
“One of the individuals built the church where the shooting occurred; it is definitely not a terrorist attack in the mould of Boko Haram of Fulani herdsmen attack,” Garba Umar, the Anambra State’s Police Commissioner stated.
Video of Anambra State Governor saying that attack was due to problem between two sons of the land.
A member of the church, Ogochukwu Maduka, said she had arrived for the Mass and found the church in darkness.
“After much effort to get the generator to work failed, they had resort to using candles and rechargeable lamps,” said Ms. Maduka who said she was at the front seat during the Mass (as seen on PT).
“The holy Mass had proceeded as usual, after the first, second and gospel reading, and then the priest’s homily, as we stood up for the proclamation of faith, there was a sound of gun like thunder from behind.
“There was chaos and panic and confusion. The priest ran away as the gunshots continued and I took cover under the seat.
“When people started running around, the man began shooting upwards. Those mostly affected were those at the back of the church,” said Ms. Maduka added.
According to her, she counted about 15 corpses afterwards.
Here’s more details on the incident by Channels TV
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Scene of Anambra Bloody Church Attack pic.twitter.com/YsnDLaOPj8
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