Church Attack: Some Suspects Have Been Arrested, Says Obiano

Channels Television  
Updated August 7, 2017
The church was attacked by gunmen on Sunday

The Police have apprehended some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of 12 people at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra State.

Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, said this on Monday while stressing that all those behind the attack will be made to face the law.

“We have actually picked up some of the key members,” he said without giving more details about the arrests.

He added, “I am confident that we are going to solve this problem and the way we handle it will show them (the perpetrators) that you can’t import your trouble from wherever you are in Africa and bring it to Anambra State.”

Obiano

Gunmen attacked the church on Sunday during the early morning mass, shooting sporadically at worshippers.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Garba Umar, confirmed the incident to Channels Television, saying that the attack was a result of disagreements between some indigenes of the state.

According to him, many people were injured in the attack while some of the victims died on their way to the hospital, bringing the total number of deaths to 12.

“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,” Umar had said.