Catholic church attacked in Nigeria – estimates of 20 dead

Gunmen numbering about 5 invaded St Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra state and killed many worshippers. Reports say 50 people were killed but Police said only 12 died and 18 seriously injured.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen invaded the church around 7:30 am today, Sunday, August 6th, 2017

This may be due to gang violence as opposed to sectarian conflict.


More… Gunmen on Sunday morning attacked worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, near Nnewi, Anambra State killing at least eight.

Several worshippers with gunshot wounds were also receiving treatment at the hospital. Witnesses said they feared that up to 20 people may have died.

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