Gunmen Attack Church In Southeastern Nigeria, 8 Killed

Posted August 07, 2017

"I pray that God grants the soul of the departed eternal rest as I urge the security agents to fish out the perpetrators and make them face the law", he said.

"When the chaos subsided I went inside, I saw my fellow church members dead in a pool of their own blood and many others were screaming in pain", said Chukwuma Emeka, a witness.

"The Senate will continue to offer assistance in this endeavour because today, all of us as Nigerians have been attacked by this senseless act committed by evil people", he said.

There were varying accounts of what happened in Ozubulu.

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He added that the remains of the dead had been deposited at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.

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.

He said the violence was the result of a failed murder attempt, tied to a feud within the local community.

Anambra State Police Commissioner Garba Umar said the viciousness could be connected to sedate trafficking.

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He said that preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the attack was carried out by a native of the area.

The party denounced the barbarism displayed by the "callous attackers" who gunned down "defenceless people" while they worshiped.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara has also expressed displeasure over the attack, describing it as abominable, barbaric and inhuman.

The party a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, August 6, commiserated with the government and the people of Anambra state on the incident which led to the death of scores of worshipers.

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