Suspects Arrested in Church Killings in Southern Nigeria

ICC Note:

Suspects have been arrested in the church killing that took place on Sunday in Nigeria. Gunmen stormed the Church looking for the owner of the building, and when they did not find him, they opened fire on the Parishioners in the Church. This attack led to the deaths of at least 11 and injured another 18 more. It is very good news that the Nigerian government and the local police are taking this attack very seriously and will hold the perpetrators accountable.

 

08/08/2017 Nigeria (AllAfrica) – The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Garba Umar, has said that some suspects have been arrested in connection with Sunday's killings at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in the state.

Mr. Umar told journalists on Monday that the number of arrest would not be disclosed so as not to jeopardise ongoing investigation into the massacre of 11 persons by unknown gunmen.

The gunmen attacked the church while Mass was going on. Apart from the dead, 18 others were hospitalised for gunshot injuries.

The commissioner had on Sunday said the attack was an isolated case of feud between two individuals from the same community, adding that the police had contacted some persons who would be useful in the investigation.

 

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