Over 20 worshipers were reportedly killed as unknown gunmen launched early morning attack during a Sunday service at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, Ugwu Oye in Ozubulu, Anambra State.
Multiple reports of the bloody attack are being shared in various social media platforms as there is currently tension in Anambra State following reported death of scores of religious worshippers this Sunday morning.
Obasi Benjamin wrote: "There was a black Sunday today in ozubulu in anambra state as unknown gun men stormed a Catholic Church and started shooting sporadically on the worshipers. The shooting lead to the death of more hundred worshipers leaving others with various degrees of injury.
"Meanwhile the bodies of victims and those injured has evacuated to the nnamdi azikiwe teaching hospital nnewi. No group or body has claimed the responsibility for the attack as at the time of this report. The crowd below are people struggling to identify relatives in the disaster. may the souls of those that lost their lives rest in peace."
Ogoo Houdini wrote: "End time:: Ugly incident in Uzubulu Anambra state! Gunmen invaded st Aloysius Catholic church uzubulu this morning and started shooting sporadically, killed over 50 WORSHIPPERS and injured many.. May God grant them eternal rest. Amen."
Ben Nnaoma Mattias wrote: "Black sunday in Anambra, ST PHILIP CATHOLIC CHURCH OZUBULU EKWUSIGO! Gun men entered the church and start shooting sporadically killing many worshipers and many injured, death tool not certain but many feared dead! May God help us!"
Update On The Massacre Of Innocent Worshippers At St. Philip's Church, Ozubulu, Anambra. - Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS).
Governor Willie Obiano has now visited St. Philip's Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state where innocent worshippers were massacred by unknown gunmen this morning.
The Governor has also visited the wounded at the hospital where they are receiving treatment.
Police sources say that this is not being treated as a terrorist incident or attack. They place the number killed at 11 while 18 were injured.
Preliminary investigation on the cause and persons responsible point to a feud between two brothers living outside Nigeria.
This is now the task before the police to unravel the persons that ordered the attack, the individuals that carried out the attack and the real motive behind the attack.
More on this developing story as we receive further details.