Two Dead As Gunmen Attack Another Anambra Church

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A week after St.Philips Catholic Church was attacked by gunmen, the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road, Onitsha, Anambra State was on Sunday morning, August 13 attacked by gunmen, leaving one policeman and a civilian dead.

Last week’s attack in Ozubulu left 13 dead and 27 dead.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to PUNCH, the gunmen had momentarily stopped at the Assemblies of God Church, but on sighting some policemen at 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.

Another eyewitness said, “Gunmen on Okada (motorcycle) shot a policeman and collected his rifle. They also shot dead an Okada man while escaping, and the passenger he was carrying was injured. The policeman was the one armed among his colleagues; they were providing security while church service was going on at Assemblies of God Church, Oguta road Onitsha.

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

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 slain cop.

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