Anambra state governor Willie Obiano, has said that investigations show the Sunday shooting was as a result of a disagreement between two brothers.
Releasing a statement after the incident Obiano said the government is doing everything in its power to see that the culprits are brought to justice.
Yesterday a gunman walked into St Philip’s Catholic church in Ozubulu killing 12 people and leaving several others injured.
“The Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state was this morning thrown into mourning as a gun man walked into St Philip’s Catholic Church and started shooting sporadically, killing 11 and injuring 18 persons,” he said.
“On hearing the sad development, Governor Obiano stormed the scene to ascertain the level of damage and sympathise with the people.
“Speaking at the church premises, the governor revealed that preliminary security investigations show that the shooting was caused by a feud between two brothers from the community living outside Nigeria.”
“This is sacrilegious, totally unacceptable in Anambra State. We can’t allow this happen in Anambra, we must get everyone involved to face the music,” the governor was quoted to have said.
“The deeply saddened governor asked the people to go about their businesses without fear or panic noting that this isolated case must be followed to the root and all perpetrators must be brought to book.
“Gov Obiano also visited Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi where the injured are being treated.
“Thanking over 50 doctors who were on ground looking after the injured, the governor assured their families that all medical bills will be taken care of by the state government.”