The Nigerian Police have apprehended some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of 12 people at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra State. This was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer ASP Nkiru Nwodo.
While confirming this, however the Anambra state Police command says its not rushing to parade the suspects. This TimeNewsNg gathered is in order to process the suspects in knowing their level of complicity in the heinous crime.
Anambra State Governor, Chief WillieObiano, who visited the scene of the attack, had promised that investigations would commence immediately to bring the perpetrators to book.
Giving an account of the incident on Sunday, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Garba Umar said that the gunmen went into the church during an early morning mass and shot sporadically at worshippers.
He further explained that the attack was not unconnected to what he described as gang violence between some indigenes of the state.
Information further revealed that this is not unconnected to a kind of a ‘gang war’ between indigenes of the state – the children of the same village – who are engaged in a warfare outside Nigeria, precisely in South Africa,” he had said.