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Another Church In Anambra State Attacked By An Unknown Gunmen


On Sunday, 14th day of August, another church in Anambra state was attacked. Gunmen stormed an Assemblies of God Church on Oguta road Onitsha leaving one policeman and a civilian dead. 

An eyewitness who disclosed this made it known that the gunmen had momentarily stopped at the Assemblies of God Church, on sighting some policemen at the church, they 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." Another eyewitness said: "Gunmen on Okada (motorcycle ) shot a policeman and collected his rifle.
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They also killed an Okada man who was just passing by while trying to escape, and then his passenger sustained an injury as soon as the okada man dropped off dead from the bike. 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 Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar confirmed the incident. He said it was not an attack on the church, adding “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."