Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

How gang war led to Anambra church massacre: Police

By Akinola Ajibola on 06/08/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 2,978

•Anambra Police Commissioner Garba Umar sandwiched by journalists at St. Philips Catholic Church O
•Anambra Police Commissioner Garba Umar sandwiched by journalists at St. Philips Catholic Church O

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr Garba Umar, has attributed the gunmen attack on St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu to a ‘gang war’.

At least 11 persons were said to have been killed while several others were left injured in the attack which occurred during an early morning mass on Sunday.

The Police Commissioner, who condemned the attack as sacrilege, noted that the shooting was a reprisal attack after the perpetrators traced their victim to the church.

He said: “Information revealed that this (attack) 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; there were killings earlier and this is a reprisal attack.

“They (the gunmen) went to the church where he (the victim) was suspected to be undergoing the process of worship; the assassins fired and killed some people and that is the situation”.

Mr Umar told Channels Television that the church authority, however, confirmed the death of the victim’s father during the attack.

He assured the public that the gunmen would be arrested soon, saying the police have gathered adequate information to help them apprehend the suspects.

“One significant point I would like to mention is that the father of the person they were looking for was killed and that is a confirmation from the church. We have an information which we are working on so that we can get those guys.

“The person whom they were looking for was the person that built the church and he has other churches that he has built and in order to forestall any further attack, we were able to secure those churches that he built.

“The most important thing is to get those (people) who committed the offence and we are working on that. We have enough intelligence information that will lead to their arrest and very soon, arrests will be made,” the Police Commissioner added. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 07/08/2017 06:10:29 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
PDP wins more seats in Kaduna State Assembly...

Woman nabbed with 187 bags of Indian hemp...

Gunman arrested during service at church where Ghanaian...

Teenager electrocuted in Enugu while trying to reconnect...

Encounter with Governor Obiano thrills fish seller

Shell emerges Nigeria’s Most Impactful Local Content Company...

Police nabs 31 suspected kidnappers along Abuja-Kaduna road...

Airtel signs definitive agreement to fully acquire Uganda’s...

NYSC to involve ICPC in mobilisation of Corps...

Bayelsa APC Ward Congress smooth and peaceful: Sylva...

Ahead 2015: ARMS BUILD-UP UNPRECEDENTED —Governor Amaechi

Law against stigmatisation of insurgency victims coming—Dogara

 

Latest News Port Harcourt serial killer unmasked Buhari sacks Head of Service Oyo-Ita Another suspected Port Harcourt serial killer nabbed Alleged rape: Adamawa teacher, 12-year-old schoolgirl are lovers — NUT chairman Pandemonium in Onitsha market as Police officer shoots vigilante chief 5 killed, several injured as gunmen attack Taraba communities Champions League: Man City win convincingly in Shakhtar, PSG beat Real Public outcry over N5.5bn voted for lawmakers’ utility vehicles nonsensical, says Senate Dickson fires aide over misconduct Governors meet over N614bn bailout deductions, others Nigeria, South Africa, xenophobia and the United Nations, By Bashir Maidugu RIWAMA issues final warning to defaulting service providers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (541,489 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,418 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,772 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,896 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,921 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,765 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,942 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,624 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,637 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,681 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,000 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,583 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,451) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,110) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (812) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,963) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,468) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,453) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,170) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera