Gunmen attack not church invasion - Obiano

Gunmen attack not church invasion - Obiano

He promised that the state government would pay the hospital bills of the victims.

Earlier, an eyewitness who requested anonymity, had said that scores of worshipers were killed during the incident after gunmen entered the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of the state during the 5:45 a.m. (loal time) mass, identified a particular man, and shot him.

"The man after shooting at his targeted victims still went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding other worshippers, " he said.

He expressed sadness over the incident via twitter saying: "I join all Nigerians in grieving today's horrific massacre of innocent worshippers in St. Philip's Catholic Church in Anambra State".

She said that the generating set suddenly developed fault; so, the mass proceeded with the congregation using candle light.

According to her, the gunman, after the shooting, immediately jumped into a waiting auto with a driver.

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He said the gunmen then went on rampage and "shot at the remaining worshippers numbering".

At least 12 people were killed and several injured after gunmen stormed into a church in Nigeria's Anambra region and opened fire.

Security personnel have cordoned off the church, which has since been deserted by worshippers.

Oye, who described the attack as wicked, urged the security agencies to unravel those responsible for the dastardly act.

He added that the Inspector-General of Police has also directed a special team to launch a manhunt for those behind the killings.

Jude Emecheta, who hails from Ozubulu, told NAN that "a dark cloud has befallen my peaceful town".

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

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