Gunmen Attack Near Another Church Again In Anambra State
Gunmen Attack Near Another Church Again In Anambra State. This time around they killed a police officer and a civilian in the attack.
The incident took place today near the Assemblies of God Church along Oguta road in Onitsha, Anamara State.
According to an eye-witness, who spoke to the PUNCH, said that;
“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.
While speaking with another eyewitness, who 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.”
When contacted the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar , he confirmed the incident to journalists.
According to the Commissioner, he said;
“it was not an attack on the church, 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”.