Scores killed as gunmen open fire inside church in SE Nigeria

Scores killed as gunmen open fire inside church in SE Nigeria

Scores killed as gunmen open fire inside church in SE Nigeria

Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has said two persons from Ozubulu who are known drug barons in South Africa are the prime suspects of the attack on St Philips Catholic church in Ozubulu.

While expressing his deep felt sympathy with the families of the victims, the Church leadership and the government of Anambra State, President Buhari has reassured all Nigerians of his administration's firm and uncompromising commitment to protect their lives and property at all times.

Twelve worshippers were shot dead at a church in southeast Nigeria on Sunday, with authorities suggesting the bloodshed was due to a local feud. In frustration oddfor not finding their victim in church opened fire on other worshippers.

HURIWA also recalled that the gunmen then reportedly went on rampage and "shot at the remaining worshippers numbering over 100".

She said that the generating set suddenly developed fault; so, the mass proceeded with the congregation using candle light.

The Anambra State Police Command confirmed the death of 11 persons after gunmen attacked the church in Ozubulu area of the state.

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A Xinhua reporter in the state said the identity of the attackers and their motive have not been established as an investigation is underway.

"Such violent incidents dehumanise our society".

Oye, who described the attack as wicked, urged the security agencies to unravel those responsible for the dastardly act.

He said the police had launched a manhunt on those behind the act and gave an assurance that everybody behind the act would be brought to justice.

Mr. Emecheta, who is the Managing Director of Anambra Signage and Advertisement Agency, ANSAA, said that the losses from the attack were too much for the people to bear.

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