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Why “Hitmen” opened fire at Anambra Church – Twitter User



The scene of the crime – St. Philip Catholic Church, Umuezekwe Ofufe Amakwa Community of Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra on Sunday (6/8/17). 04073/6/8/2017/NAN-ENUGU/JAU/NAN

A Twitter user @isinmiri shared a story, saying that it is related to the tragic killing of worshipers at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area on Sunday morning.

@isinmiri wrote:


@isinmiri’s story is similar to the police’s initial report which said that that “the attack followed a quarrel between two natives of Ozubulu residing overseas”.

Meanwhile the death toll has risen to 11 with 18 others injured.


  1. Dee_DY

    August 6, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    So sad. May the souls of the departed Rest In Peace.

  2. nene

    August 6, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    so they just entered a church, didn’t get to kill their aim and proceeded to kill everyone else? if they came to assassinate him, why kill innocent church goers?

    • Temi

      August 7, 2017 at 8:22 am

      How can anything built with drug money be called a church?

  3. Ottawa Queen

    August 6, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    What a world we live in. . .sigh!

  4. Stephen

    August 6, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Nigeria which way forward?
    Drug money used to build a church?
    The innocent paid price.

  5. Serene

    August 6, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Places of worship are suppose to be holy ground. This gun man has no idea the curse he has placed on his present and subsequent generation. Tufiakwa the devil is a liar

  6. Diamond

    August 6, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Building Church with drug money. And men of God don’t even bother how come about these monies

    • bey

      August 6, 2017 at 11:53 pm

      That is my problem with these “men of god” that don’t bother to investigate some of the people that bring these huge donations. Through even gist they know some of these ppl are fraudulent ppl.
      And parents should also wash their hands off children that are up to know good. Stop encouraging them and helping them to spend their blood money .

    • Ethio

      August 7, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Ha has built approx 5 churches all round ozubulu, and roads, banks etc and he has an empowerment scheme for the youth as well.. They all know it’s drug money but since we can’t see the terror associated with illegal drug peddling we’re all like “go and make the money and come back”. I can remember the words of some priest he that was emptying his bucket of blessings upon his head after he made a 25mil donation as to his ministry, it says “you have not yet started making money much more aré on the way” lol

    • Ethio

      August 7, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Pardon my typos I’m driving

    • Temi

      August 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

      The love of money is the root of evil. Look at what money has caused. Pastors and reverend father be fasting and praying to support drug lords and yahoo boys.

    • bokun

      August 7, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Imagine if the church investigated ever single donation source. Donations from adulters, fornicators, liars, theives, donations from people who bear false witness you name it. Then no donation will be accepted. Its hard. Its hard because we all sin and every money we present is therefore tainted with sin. That is why donations are blessedat the alter. There is no reason why men should spill blood in a church or mosque its sacriliege. This bloodbath is the work of man not God. We should all condemn this evil evil act.

    • Harbour

      August 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Can you vouch that the church you worship does not recieve donation from thieves. You na church get screening machine to separate pure , clean money from dirty money. Or maybe your pastor get X-ray vision. Make una take softly DEY judge rubbish.

    • Simple

      August 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      @Bokun Intergrity has to start from the Church, true Children of God know that it is a privilege to give to God, nothing wrong is vetting excerptional amount of money that is donated to the church. If someone wants to build a church with a huge sum of money the pastor has to vet the money.

  7. Tami

    August 7, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Story story story…

  8. Comment

    August 7, 2017 at 3:15 am

    The truth is many people make money illegally and think they can purify it by pouring it into the church with tithes…..but as the bible says God is not a fool that he should be mocked. It’s so sad and it’s a shame that innocent people got caught in this…but he won’t get away with it….karma is real.

  9. Lolu

    August 7, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Dear BN please what type of English is ‘similary’

    • ajayi oluwabukola

      August 7, 2017 at 6:22 am

      So, with the innocent lives being reported in this post, no sympathy exudes from you and all you see is probably one typo error. Is quite a shame how emotionless some people can be.

  10. Chika

    August 7, 2017 at 7:08 am

    The question is, did the Bishop really build or renovate the church as alleged and what does or did he do to get the money?

    Was he in South Africa and when and why did he return? He should be questioned to try to trace root of this.

    IF I knew he wasa drug dealer and built that church, I would never set my foot into it.

    • Temi

      August 7, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Abi? When a drug lord is called bishop and he owns and funds his own church. Why won’t it turn to a slaughterhouse??

  11. MR PEPPE

    August 7, 2017 at 8:53 am

    @BEY, it’s not the duty of a man of God to start investigating the source of wealth of worshiper and or anybody that donates to the church. a man of God is not an investigative officer or a law enforcement officer, so get that into your brain and stop beefing them if you are not a Christian my dear. be that as it maybe, i totally condemn the shooting in the church at ozubulu in Anambra State, that left many people dead and many others wounded

  12. rain

    August 7, 2017 at 11:05 am

    mostly lies ….the idiot writing on twitter cannot comprehend that Thanksgiving is not done at 6am mass and that the church has been existing since 1970s . I am from Ozubulu and i wonder the lies and misinformation BN is giving to its readers all in the name of news

    • cos i say so

      August 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Maybe he helped develop the church?

  13. IG- @thababybwoy

    August 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I don’t blame the church or anyone but the man called Bishop..Look at what he brought upon his family and community.. Smh
    Some parents will never advise their children against evil in as much as it is bringing in the money,it is allowed…Rest in Peace to the dead…Do find solace in the great beyond

  14. Passingby

    August 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    @ Temi So because he built church with blood money the church with innocent people inside should become a slaughter house. How about burning the church down when no one is inside. Na WA for for of the commenters o! Out of the content of the heart the mouth speaks. You that donates money to church and writes comments condoling violence in church nko?! Abi u no be sinner na your donation pure pass abi. Please sit down. This is a evil act because innocent people were involved. Get your head around that simple fact. Just hope the church or temple or mosque you attend does not have evil donation in it otherwise based on your logic similar thing can happen to you. Yeyefowl.

  15. Oge

    August 7, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Temi watch what u say, because even me and u hv our own bad side we only asking for God’s mercy, and a house of God cannot be a slaughter

  16. godwinn

    August 7, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Here we go again,Nigerians playing the ostrich as usual by pretending none of these so called men of God are aware certain individuals who donate huge sums of monies to their churches are very dodgy.
    This country will progress the moment we begin to engage in truth telling.

    Thank God say me I don waka,Good luck with all the delusions

    • ade

      August 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      Money laundering happens in a lot of religious establishments. Yes we know the loud ones but what about the silent ones who donate ill gotten money anonymously To the church. There are somethings you leave for God to judge. You cannot get a paper trail for money donated to the church. There is no country in the world that has suceeded in setting that kind of precedent. Italian mafia donate large amounts, IRA etc.

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