Unknown gunmen this morning invaded St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, Anambra and reportedly killed several worshipers.
Here’s what a Facebook user Nicholas wrote about the incident;
WHAT A SAD DAY INSIDE THE HOUSE OF GOD
This morning, 7.00am mass, gun men entered a Catholic Church in Anambra state, town of Ozubulu, precisely at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu. These daredevils opened fire and killed several worshipers both young and old.
This is a gory attack on the church and on the children of God, but each time the devil shows up, the children of God have always conquered. WE SHALL TRIUMPH.
MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD; OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THEIR FAMILIES AT THIS TIME OF GRIEF.
That you are counted among the living, PRAISE AND THANK GOD. HIS MERCY IS FOR EVER…… AND THESE KILLERS AND THEIR SPONSORS WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED. OUR GOD OF VENGEANCE WILL FIGHT FOR US. AMEN
#Still on Jesus is Lord
Governor Obiano has since arrived the scene of the incident, and visited the victims. Here’s what his Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Ifeanyi wrote;
Church Shooting: Gov Obiano Storms Ozubulu, Visits Hospital
… Shooting caused by Feud between Brothers living Outside Nigeria
The Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State were this morning thrown into mourning as a gun man walked into St Philip’s Catholic Church and started shooting sporadically, killing 11 and injuring 18 persons
On hearing the sad development, Governor Obiano stormed the scene to ascertain the level of damage and sympathize with the people.
Speaking at the Church premises, the governor revealed that preliminary security investigations show that the shooting was caused by a feud between two brothers from the community living outside Nigeria
“This is sacrilegious, totally unacceptable in Anambra State.” – Gov Obiano
The deeply saddened governor asked the people to go about their businesses without fear or panic noting that this isolated case must be followed to the root and all perpetrators must be brought to book.
“We can’t allow this happen in Anambra, we must get everyone involved to face the music” the governor declared
Gov Obiano also visited Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi where the injured are being treated.
Thanking over 50 doctors who were on ground looking after the injured, the governor assured their families that all medical bills will be taken care of by the State Government.
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