Sunday, 13 August 2017

Assemblies of God Onitsha was not attacked, says CP, confirms killings

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The recently attacked St. Phillip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, was yesterday brought to live as the alleged drug baron, High Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu and others were at the morning mass.

The church which was sealed immediately after the massacre of 13 persons, while 27 were injured last Sunday, witnessed scanty crowd during the 6. 30 am mass service.

Although the alleged drug baron, Ikegwuonu refused to speak, the Parish Priest of the Church, who escaped last Sunday mayhem by whiskers, Rev. Fr. Jude Onwuaso, charged parishioners not to fear as God was on His throne, and those massacred were already on the right hand of the Almighty.

Speaking also, the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Rev. Hilary Odili Okeke, noted that God would never forsake His people.

Meanwhile, two gunmen, on Sunday, killed a policeman and made away with his riffle at Onitsha. learnt that the hoodlums, who unleashed the terror beside Assemblies of God Church located along Oguta Road, Onitsha, further killed two other persons, motorcycle rider (Okada man) and his passenger, while escaping.

However, Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Garba Baba Umar, while confirming the incident, disclosed that only a policeman and one other person were killed, while the third person was seriously wounded.

Umar, while describing the gunmen as criminals, refuted the claims that the incident occurred in Church, assuring that his men were working around the clock to bring the criminals to book.



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