Catholic Church Members have been traced to a war between two drug
traffickers who are based in South Africa.
hearing that unknown gunmen invaded St. Philip’s Catholic Church,
Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State and
opened fire on innocent worshippers, preliminary investigation shows
that it was a drug related feud in which the founder of Ebubechukwu Uzo
Foundation, Chief Aloy Nnamdi Ikegwuonu, Akuchinyere Nwata 1, Bishop 1
of Ozubulu and his father were the targets of the attack.
of shooting the man shot other people in the congregation. P.M.EXPRESS
gathered that the attack was a spillover of a drug related feud between
two Ozubulu brothers resident in South Africa.
there in South Africa. The main matter was said to be between Chief Aloy
Ikegwuonu (Bishop) and another Ozubulu man popularly known as Obrocho.
It was alleged that Bishop’s main boy- an Mbaise born guy was killed
after he left Bishop because his rival Obrocho had lured the guy to
leave Bishop who had more than 500 other boys working for him.
Bishop and revenge the gruesome murder of their brother. There is also
one Nonso from Nnobi languishing in jail who claimed (Bishop and
Obrocho) Ozubulu brothers set him up and took over a popular park
(Territory) in Jo’burg where he did his drug runs.
people since the battle started. P.M.EXPRESS was informed that before
this Sunday attack at the Catholic Church that the Igwe (His Royal
Highness, Igwe Fidelis Nnamdi Oruche, Eze Ugodinaobi, Okeife II, The Obi
of Ozubulu) had tried to settle the matter about eight months ago
And so this attack confirmed that the matter has not been resolved
confirmed that preliminary investigation into the shooting at St
Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State show that it was
caused by a feud between two brothers from the community who live
aide of the governor, Obiano vowed that the culprits would perpertrated
the dastardly act would be brought to justice.
the community’s Catholic Church and started shooting sporadically
killing 11 and injuring 18 persons.
scene to ascertain the level of damage and sympathise with the people.
sacrilegious, totally unacceptable in Anambra State. We can’t allow this
happen in Anambra, we must get everyone involved to face the music.”
businesses without fear or panic noting that this isolated case must be
followed to the root and all perpetrators must be brought to book.
injured and assured their families that all medical bills will be taken
care of by the state government.
the rumour of number of gunmen, rather he said the attack was carried
out by a lone wolf gunman, who is an indigene of the area.
Philip Ozobulu were in the service when a gunman dressed in black attire
covering his face with a cap entered the church and moved straight to a
particular direction and opened fire.
the attacker was speaking undiluted Igbo Language at the time he was
firing at worshippers.
learnt that the attack followed a quarrel between two natives of Ozubulu
it was wrong for the perpetrators of the act to extend their quarrel
into the church.
act and gave an assurance that everybody behind the act would be brought
to justice. He said the police were on top of the situation.’’
killing at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu community. The
residents, in separate interviews with NAN in Awka, described the attack
as “heinous, unjustifiable and totally unwarranted”. Chief Osita Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation, said he was saddened by the incident.
runs into it, and this wicked, barbaric and mindless bloodletting, shows
that something has gone wrong on our psyche.
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.
Catholic Church, Ozubulu, where unidentified gunmen reportedly killed
several church members and wounded several others early today.
Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), said that no amount of provocation
could justify the killing of innocent people who had gone to worship in a
other relevant security agencies should ensure that the perpetrators of
this crime are caught and made to face justice,” he said.
Advertisement Agency (ANSAA), said that the losses from the attack were
too much for the people to bear.
was reported to have singlehandedly built the beautiful Catholic church
where the attack took place.
it was reported that the unknown gunmen left a warning that they will
be back again in the nearest future unless Chief Aloy Ikegwuonu resolved
the matter amicably by settling the parties involved.