Unknown gunmen attack Anambra church, 50 feared dead, many others injured
A church, St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu located in Ekusigo local government area of Anambra state was attacked this morning and several persons have been reported killed by gunmen.
The attackers and their motive have not been established but security operatives are said to have swung into action as investigations have begun.
Willie Obiano, the state governor has called for calm and he has also visited the scene of the attack to commiserate with the parishioners.
According to Channels TV, Governor Willie Obiano condemned the attack and promised to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice. Garba Baba Umar, the Commissioner of police in the state, also confirmed the attack.
Meanwhile, Neptune Prime learnt from sources that the gunmen were six in number and dressed in black and were wearing a mask to cover their faces. They had arrived to the home of a supposed South African based billionaire drug lord who goes by the name “Bishop (age 36)”, the son of Chief Alloysius Ebubechukwuzo Ebubechukwuzo in search of the drug lord. But according to sources, the drug lord had gotten a hint of the impending attack a few days to the attack. He left town on Friday. Another source says he departed on Saturday. He is said to have departed for South Africa.
As the gunmen did not capture the drug lord, they headed to the church hoping to target his father. They arrived the church premises during the first mass and began shooting towards the direction they believed the father was seated. Many bullets were released towards the general direction – hitting many bodies – and actually hitting their target – the father of ‘Bishop’. A source stated that the father was shot in the leg while another source indicate that the father was fatally shot.