Gunmen attack worshippers, injure many in Awka


By Kamsi Anayo 

Unknown persons have attacked one of the churches in Awka, Anambra state, injuring many in the process.

The victims were injured in their eyes, legs, hands and heads, while an aged man almost lost his life during the mayhem.

The incident took place in one of the churches situated at Umukwa in Awka South local government area on Sunday.

During the incident, Windows of the church were broken with pebbles, while the worshippers, including the Pastor ran for their lives.

An eyewitness, who narrated the incident, said only God saved their lives.

According to the source who was heavily bandaged, “we were worshipping on Sunday when some Stones were being thrown on our Windows and doors by many youths.

“Infact, most of them had guns but they were not shooting. Two of them said the church has been disturbing them in the area.

“Those youths are members of a cult group in the area. Everybody is afraid in the area ” the source said

It was gathered that the said church (names Withheld) was located close to a shrine in the community.

It was equally gathered that the youths who attacked the church had an issue with some members of the village and were targeting some of them to show up that day to carry out their plans.

The calls placed by correspondent the state police public relations officer, dud not connect.


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