Gunmen attack another Anambra church, kill policeman, civilian

Gunmen attacked another church on Sunday this time it is the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha, Anambra State, killing one policeman and a civilian.

According to reports the gunmen sighting the police in the church opened fire on them.

“When the firing became too hot, the policemen abandoned their patrol vehicle and ran away for safety.

“The gunmen moved to their patrol van and took a gun belonging to the policeman they killed.

“I saw two of the gunmen but I can’t say how many they are in number.

In another report, we gathered that the gunmen who were on a motorcycle shot a policeman and collected his rifle also killing a motorcycle rider while escaping and injuring and the passenger.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar confirmed the incident to journalists.

He said it was not an attack on the church, adding “My men were on patrol near the church when they were attacked by some gunmen. It was not an attack on the church, in the real sense of it”.

The commissioner confirmed that the hoodlums took away a rifle belonging to the dead policeman.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige said on Saturday that the Federal Government working on ways to secure places of worship in the country.

He made this known when a federal government delegation to commiserate with the people of Anambra State on the Ozubulu shooting.




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