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‘The Priest Removed His Cassock And Hid At The Altar As The Gunmen Started Shooting’ – Survivor of Ozubulu Church Massacre Recounts Horrific period

The Ozubulu Church Attack

One of the survivors of the brutal attack on worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra on Sunday morning, painted a picture of untold horror.

Speaking to Daily Sun, Mr. Ohamadike Stephen, who refused to have his photo taken, narrated how terrified congregants scampered for safety as the gunmen went on shooting spree.

“We were in the church and I was to handle the second reading. As the first reading was still on, I heard a sound like a thunder. I dived under a long form in the church auditorium and from there raised up my head a bit and saw a young man with a fez cap shooting and people ran in all directions for safety in confusion.

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“I remained where I was and that was around 5:45am. The Parish Priest removed his cassock and hid at the altar while the gunmen continued in the shooting spree.”

“When they had left, I helped in evacuating the wounded and casualties to the NAUTH, Nnewi,” he said.

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