unknown gunmen stormed the house of God shooting recklessly at worshipers leaving many killed and injured.
It was at about 0730hrs during the morning mass at the St Philips Catholic Church,Amokwa Ozubulu in Anambra state and while service was ongoing, some unknown gunmen stormed the church in a mafiaso style and opened fire, shooting recklessly at innocent worshipers leaving many killed and injured.It looked like one of the make belief scenes in Nollywood except that, this was real.It was real killers and with real guns and bullets fired at fellow human beings like they were in a war front.
Speaking on the incident, one of the residents of the ever busy community said ''This morning gun men entered my home town of Ozubulu, precisely at St Philip’s Catholic Church,Amakwa Ozubulu opened fire and killed several worshipers''.St Philip’s is reputed as a purposed built architectural masterpiece, a luxurious place of worship consecrated about two years ago by the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Most Rev Dr Odili Okeke.The project was solely financed by world famous philanthropist High Chief Nnamdi Ikegwounwu (Ebubechukwuuzo Ozubulu).Bodies are being taken to nearby Ozubulu Joint Hospital mortuary.
The death toll is on the increase as the injured and the dead bodies have been taken to NAUTH Nnewi.Today being a Sunday,all the Doctors and pharmacists attending mass at the church have all moved to the theater and casualty units of the hospital for surgeries and treatment''What is not clear is the motive behind this dastard act .Trust the police, they are already on it.
More details later.....