Sunday, 13 August 2017

Anambra Fresh Attack: It was an attack on police not church - Police Commissioner

Garba Umar

The commissioner also confirmed that the gunmen took away a rifle belonging to the slain cop, who was gunned down during the fresh attack.

The Anambrat State commissioner of Police, Garba Umar has said the fresh attack by gunmen in the state is not targeted at the church but men of the Nigerian Police Force around the church vicinity.

In a report by Punch, Umar confirmed the attack that occurred at the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha, but stressed that the attack was not carried out in 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”.

The commissioner also confirmed that the gunmen took away a rifle belonging to the slain cop, who was gunned down during the fresh attack.

This attack is coming seven days after unknown gunmen attacked a Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra state killing several people and leaving many injured.

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On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige had said the Federal Government would work out modalities on how to secure places of worship in the country.

Ngige said that this has become expedient following incessant attacks on places of worship.

Ngige led a federal government delegation to commiserate with the people of Anambra State on the Ozubulu shooting.



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