Monday, 7 August 2017

Police Arrest Suspects Behind Anambra Church Massacre

The Nigerian Police Force has arrested some suspects linked to the ghastly murder of 12 people at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra state. The state governor, Willie Obiano, who visited the scene of the attack had promised that investigations would begin immediately to bring the killers to book.

Giving an account of the incident on Sunday, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Garba Umar, told Channels TV that the gunmen went into the church during an early morning mass and shot sporadically at worshipers.

Umar explained that the attack was not unconnected to what he described as gang violence between some indigenes of the state.

”Information further revealed that this is not unconnected to a kind of a ‘gang war’ between indigenes of the state – the children of the same village – who are engaged in a warfare outside Nigeria, precisely in South Africa,” he said.

The commissioner of police said many people were injured in the attack while some of the victims died on their way to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Monday has been set aside as a day of mourning for the victims even as more Nigerians have come out to condemn the act.

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