Ozubulu Massacre – Death Toll Confirmed In Anambra Church Shooting

Ozubulu Massacre - Death Toll Rises To 47 In Anambra Church Shooting

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers who had attended the morning mass at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra today, Sunday 6th August, 2017.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the gunmen went into the church during the 5:45 a.m mass and identified a particular man and shot him.

He said that they later went on rampage and shot at the remaining worshippers numbering over 100.

 

Ozubulu Massacre - Death Toll Rises To 47 In Anambra Church Shooting

 

Scores of people were killed in the church while other critically injured worshippers died on the way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi.

The source, however, said the priest of the church was not wounded in the incident. The total number of confirmed dead as at the time of this report is 11.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Garba Umar, confirmed the incidence, adding that more details would be given after investigations.

 

 

 

SOURCE: http://www.nta.ng

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