Phillip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State, has left many
families bereaved in the state, while a large number of Nigerians on
Monday continued to express their displeasure.
Monday broadcast, described the attack as a gang war “imported into the
Anambra State from abroad.”
his sister-in-law, the baby girl she was nursing, and his uncle lost
their lives in the attack.
brother’s wife, as well as her baby girl. My brother’s wife was
cuddling the baby when a bullet pierced through her back. The bullet
killed her and the baby.
legs were shattered in the attack, said, “I was in the church, but
before the sermon started, I heard a gunshot that sounded like a banger.
gun. I tried to escape from the east end of the church; but before I
could do so, my two legs were shattered by bullets.
into a vehicle after accomplishing his mission. I can’t understand the
reason for the attack,’’ Ndulue stated.
Unit of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, who spoke to one of
our correspondents on condition of anonymity, said four of the injured
persons brought to the hospital on Sunday died on Monday while six had
been referred to another hospital.
it, including a baby. Twenty two injured persons are still with us and
they are responding to treatment,” the nurse added.
on Monday that 20 of the victims were on admission in the hospital,
adding that four corpses had been deposited in the hopsital’s morgue.
mortuary died on the way to the hospital yesterday (Sunday). There are
many mortuaries in Nnewi, so the remaining corpses could have been
deposited in them.
been admitted to our hospital. They are in a stable condition and they
are responding to treatment.”
that has spilled over to Anambra State from another African country.
But this is the last time it will happen under my watch.
you today to brief you on the tragic killing of 12 people at St.
Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa, Ozubulu, on Sunday.
what happened in Ozubulu was a tragic dimension of a long battle between
two business partners who are from the same town.
dangerous conflict has been going on for a while in the country where
they both live outside Nigeria before they decided to bring the conflict
home. But let me assure you that Anambra is too hot for them to
normal business, adding, “What happened in Amakwa, Ozubulu, is an
isolated case. It will not happen again.”
Police, Mr. Garba Umar, told our correspondent on the telephone that the
command had made some arrests in respect of the attack.