NIGERIA: GOVERNOR OBIANO DISTRAUGHT AS HE VISITS SCENE AFTER 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED 18 INJURED IN CAT
Gunmen stormed a Catholic church in a town in southeast Nigeria early Sunday, killing 12 worshippers, injuring 18, hospital sources and witnesses said.
The attack took place at around 6 am at St. Philip's church in Ozubulu, near the city of Onitsha, witnesses said.
Governor Obiano visited the scene where the deadly attack took place, Here’s what his Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Ifeanyi wrote:
The Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State were this morning thrown into mourning as a gun man walked into St Philip’s Catholic Church and started shooting sporadically, killing 11 and injuring 18 persons.
On hearing the sad development, Governor Obiano stormed the scene to ascertain the level of damage and sympathize with the people.
Speaking at the Church premises, the governor revealed that preliminary security investigations show that the shooting was caused by a feud between two brothers from the community living outside Nigeria
“This is sacrilegious, totally unacceptable in Anambra State.” – Gov Obiano
The deeply saddened governor asked the people to go about their businesses without fear or panic noting that this isolated case must be followed to the root and all perpetrators must be brought to book.
“We can’t allow this happen in Anambra, we must get everyone involved to face the music” the governor declared
Gov Obiano also visited Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi where the injured are being treated.
Thanking over 50 doctors who were on ground looking after the injured, the governor assured their families that all medical bills will be taken care of by the State Government
Gov Obiano Storms Ozubulu, as he Visits Hospital Shooting caused by Feud between Brothers living Outside Nigeria
The Governor appears to be comforting an injured woman as the hospital staff and victim's family members looked on.
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Shocked Members of the community gathered in disbelief
Governor Obiano pictured discussing with church officials