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A survivor, Ohamadike Steven, who came out from the experience physically unscathed narrated how the gunmen came in, barred the doorways and started releasing shots with what he suspected to be AK47 guns. “One of the gunmen was at the doorway and was shooting into the crowd of worshippers who were already thrown in pandemonium. “I was supposed to be one of those who would lead in the prayer of the faithful and I was standing just by one of the pillars. “Immediately that gunman stopped to reload his gun, I quickly dropped to the ground. “The gunshots continued for a while as I saw the gunmen picking out those who made to escape one by one. “I saw children dropping lifeless on their own pool of blood. A baby had his brain burst open by bullets.”
Meanwhile, Yesterday reports said, The Police have apprehended some suspects allegedly involved in the church massacre of 12 people at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra State.
The state governor, Willie Obiano, who visited the scene of the attack had promised that investigations would commence immediately to bring the perpetrators to book.
Giving an account of the incident on Sunday, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Garba Umar, told Channels Television that the gunmen went into the church during an early morning mass and shot sporadically at worshippers.
He further explained that the attack was not unconnected to what he described as gang violence between some indigenes of the state.
“Information further revealed that this is not unconnected to a kind of a ‘gang war’ between indigenes of the state – the children of the same village – who are engaged in a warfare outside Nigeria, precisely in South Africa”.