There was a church massacre on Sunday,at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area,Anambra,Nigeria. Detailed by a twitter user named @isinmiri.
However, Governor Obiano’s Senior Special Assistant, on Social Media, Ifeanyi, revealed that the main matter was said to be between Chief Aloy Ikegwuonu a.k.a Bishop (rumored to be a drug baron), and another Ozubulu man popularly known as Obrocho.
It was rumored that the gun men had been to his place of residence and couldn’t locate him,they stormed his church where he was holding a thanksgiving service leaving more than 15 congregations dead and several ones injured.
Obiano who described the attack as a sacrilege said the briefing he received from the police had revealed that the shooting was a reprisal attack by the drug barons who traced their victim to the church.
Governor Obiano also visited the wounded victims at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi to sympathize with the injured survivors.Stating that the information he received from the police force stated that the attacker was an indigenous person presumed to be a native of the town,because he spoke their dialect fluently.
A witness who was at the scene of the incident described what the situation was like, the witness said,
Worshipers for 6 o’clock Sunday mass at St. Philip Ozobulu were in the service when a gunman dressed in black attire covering his face with a cap entered the church and moved straight to a particular direction and opened fire. “The man after shooting at his targeted victims still went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding other worshipers.
The governor further proceeded to Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Cathedral, Nnewi, to calm parishioners over the already heightened rumor that churches were under attack.