Scores Killed, 18 Injured as Gunmen Attack Church in Anambra

Gunman attacks southeast Nigeria church 8 killed

Gunman attacks southeast Nigeria church 8 killed

He was said to have turned towards other worshippers and shot down about seven others while spraying bullets in different directions.

Blood stain on staircase of the church.

"Today, all of us, as Nigerians have been attacked by this senseless act committed by evil people".

Up to 18 other worshippers were wounded in the early morning incident at the church in Ozubulu near the city of Onitsha.

There were varying accounts of what happened in Ozubulu.

Mr. Obiano assured the community that his administration was on top of the situation and later visited the injured persons receiving treatment at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi.

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He thanked the over 50 doctors who were on ground looking after the injured, while asssuring their families that all medical bills will be taken care of by the State Government. Witnesses said they feared that up to 20 people may have died.

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano said the attack stemmed from a feud between members of the local community who were living outside Nigeria.

He explained that the police concluded that it was the work of an indigene because the attacker was speaking undiluted Igbo language at the time he was firing at worshippers.

"My heart goes out to the families of the victims and the survivors of this awful massacre and the government and people of Anambra State".

In his reaction, Victor Oye, the National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, said no amount of provocation could justify the killing of innocent people who had gone to worship in a Church.

Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara called the attack "barbaric. the height of wickedness".

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