Following an attack carried out by heavily armed gunmen on St. Phillips catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, leading to the death of several of the church members today, a video footage of the gory scene has surfaced online.
The state governor, Willie Obiano also took time out to respond to the distress call as he made his way to the church to access the situation.
According to the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Ifeanyi, the gunmen stormed the church over a rift between two brothers living outside the country.
Ifeanyi on his social media page wrote: “Church Shooting: Gov Obiano Storms Ozubulu, Visits Hospital
He added: “hooting caused by Feud between Brothers living Outside Nigeria.”
In the statement released, the governor’s media aide added: “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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