Again, gunmen kill policeman, motorcyclist in Anambra Church

Suspected armed robbers Sunday shot and killed a police officer guarding Assemblies of God Church along Oguta road, Onitsha, Anambra State.

One person identified as a commercial motorcycle rider was also killed by the robbers, while a passenger said to be on the victim’s bike sustained gunshot wounds and has been rushed to the hospital.

The incident is coming just seven days after gunmen invaded St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu and killed no fewer than 13 persons, injuring about 27.

Reports quoted a resident as saying that the gunmen who operated on a motorbike had momentarily stopped at the Assemblies of God Church while the service was on, but on sighting some policemen at the church, opened fire on them.

“When the firing became too intense, the policemen abandoned their patrol vehicle and ran away. The gunmen moved to their patrol van and took a gun belonging to the policeman they killed,” he said.


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