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Policeman killed as Gunmen attack another church in Anambra

by Adenike Akindude
Policeman killed as Gunmen attack another church in Anambra

Policeman killed as Gunmen attack another church in Anambra

According to an eyewitness report, another church in Anambra has been attacked by gunmen in Anambra on the 13th of August 2017 a week after the Catholic church of Ozubulu attack that claimed about 13 persons.

According to Punch report, the gunmen opened fire on the Assemblies of God Church upon sighting some policemen at the church. The church is situated at Oguta road Onitsha Anambra State.

It was reported that a policeman and a civilian lost their lives in the attack.

The eyewitness who spoke to Punch said: “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.”

Another eyewitness revealed, “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.”

The eyewitness added: “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.”

Garba Umar, The State’s Commissioner of Police, has reportedly confirmed the incident to journalists.

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