Sorrow, tears and blood!

This was the story at the St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area in Anambra state on Sunday where a gunman stormed the service.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, said that the remains of the dead have been deposited at Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi while the injured were taken to the hospital.

He said preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the attack was carried out by a native of the area.

“From our findings, it is very clear that the person who carried the attack must be an indigene of the area.

“We gathered that worshippers for 6 o’clock Sunday mass at St. 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 man after shooting at his targeted victims still went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding other worshippers,” he said.

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The commissioner said information available to police showed that the attacker was speaking undiluted Igbo Language at the time he was firing at worshippers.

Umar said that though no arrest had been made, the police already learnt that the attack followed a quarrel between two natives of Ozubulu residing overseas.

Describing the act as sacrilegious, the Commissioner of Police said it is wrong for the perpetrators of the act to extend their quarrel into the church. “Such conduct shows the people behind the act do not fear God,” he said.

He said the police has launched a manhunt on those behind the act.

Umar described any insinuation that the attack was carried out by Boko Haram elements as false and urged the people to go about their normal businesses.