11 ‘Mostly Children and Elderly’ Killed, 18 Injured in Bloody Massacre at Nigerian Church

Leonardo Blair  – August 7, 2017

In an attack Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned as “unspeakable sacrilege,” an early morning mass at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu was turned into a bloody massacre on Sunday as gunmen entered the church and fatally shot at least 11 people and injured 18 others.

Some local outlets such as Vanguard report that “no fewer than 35 worshippers” were killed.

Anambra State Police said in a statement that they “will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the shooters” but were quick to point out that the massacre was not a terrorist attack. Instead, it was drug-related gang warfare.

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