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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Anambra Church Attack: Church releases names of victims, death toll rises to 13

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano at the scene of the Anambra church attack

It was gathered that the incident was a fall out of a gang war between two indigenes of the community.

The names of the victims of the Sunday's attack on a church in Anambra have been released.

The Catholic diocese of Nnewi on Wednesday, August 9, released the names of the attack on St. Philip’s Catholic church, Ozubulu.

On Sunday, August 6, a lone gunman stormed the church, killing 12 worshippers and injuring 18 others.

It was gathered that the incident was a fall out of a gang war between two indigenes of the community, which is in Ekwusigo local government area of the state.

The bishop of the diocese, Hilary Odili Okeke, in a statement, said the death toll has risen to 13.

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Okeke called on kind-hearted Nigerians to donate towards a cause to care for the victims.

"Anybody, parish, institution, company, society, association or group that would like to join the diocese in providing assistance to the victims and their families can send their contributions," the statement read.

"We shall keep accurate records of contribution and distribution of the funds."

The 22 surviving victims were listed as:

Ikegwuonu Caroline

Nwakile Anthonia

Okoye Odinaka

Okoye Patricia

Isaac Chinedu

Oramadike Chinagorom

Oramadike Chinecherem

Udegbunam Chidimma

Ndulue Samuel

Udegbunam Obiageli

Ugochi Obiajulu

Chukwueloka Chineze

Oramadike Chioma

Azuka Basil

Oramadike Chiamaka

Uchechukwu Chukwueloka

Nwanya Ngozi

Ngwuta Chinemelum

Asomba Chukwudum

Nnudule Leonard

Muomah Michael

Oramadike Favour

According to the Bishop, two of them have been discharged while others are in different wards in the hospital.

DEAD VICTIMS

Cyprian Ikegwuonu

Hyacinth Oramadike

Cecilia Ewin

Eunice Akanigbo

Rose Okoye

Anulika Obunadike

Uchenna Obunadike

Anthonia Ufondu

Oluchukwu Uhelu

Christiana Igbeja

Udeze Pauline

Victoria Uzokwe

Florence Nweke



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