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Police Nab Suspects In Anambra Church Attack

The Police have apprehended some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of 12 people at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra State.

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

Giving an account of the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, said
gunmen went into the church during an early morning mass and shot sporadically at worshippers. He further explained that the attack was not unconnected to what he described as gang violence between some indigenes of the state.

“Information further revealed that this is not unconnected to a kind of a ‘gang war’ between indigenes of the state – the children of the same village – who are engaged in a warfare outside Nigeria, precisely in South Africa”.

According to him, many people were injured in the attack while some of the victims died on their way to the hospital.

Reacting to the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari also condemned the attack, describing it as an unspeakable sacrilege.