BEVERLY HILLS, August 13, (THEWILL) – Gunmen, on Sunday, attacked the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha, Anambra State, killing one policeman and a civilian.
This attack comes seven days after St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, was attacked by gunmen who killed no fewer than 13 persons and injured 27.
THEWILL gathered that the gunmen 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 while the gunmen moved to their patrol van and took the gun belonging to the slain policeman.
They also shot dead an Okada man while escaping, and the passenger he was carrying was injured.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar confirmed the incident to journalists but insisted that it wasn’t particularly 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,” he said.
The commissioner also confirmed that the hoodlums took away a rifle belonging to the slain cop.