Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has visited St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state where innocent worshipers were massacred by unknown gunmen this morning.
Obiano while speaking at the Church premises, said that preliminary security investigations revealed that the shooting was caused by a feud between two brothers from that community who were living outside Nigeria.
The governor described the incident as “sacrilegious, totally unacceptable in Anambra State.”
He advised residents of the community to go about their businesses without fear as security operatives were on top of the matter and perpetrators will be brought to book.
Governor Obiano also visited Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi where those injured during the incident were receiving medical care.
He said all medical bills incurred by victims of the incident at the hospital would be taken care of by the State Government.
Reports have it that Police sources have placed the number of those who died in the attack at 11 while 18 were injured.
Investigations are still on but sources said the gun men had first gone to the residence of their target, the rich billionaire who is said to be having issues with his brother outside the country. They were told the man had gone to church. When they got to the church but could not find the man there, their anger was kindled and they resorted to sporadic shooting of innocent people who had gone to worship God in church that morning.