On Sunday, residents of Ozubulu in Anambra state, knew terror like never before as masked gun men stormed the catholic church in Anambra State, at about 6 am while the first mass was underway. The sporadic shooting by the gun men, left many dead and some critically wounded. With the wounded taken to Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, the state capital.
Reports have it that the gun men were allegedly looking for a man called Ebubechukwuzo, over a drug deal gone bad, not finding him as expected in the church at the time, opened fire on other members, although this is yet to be substantiated.
In the resulting chaos, survivors of the Ozubulu shooting say that, the parish priest removed his cassock and hid at the altar, while the gunmen unleashed terror.
Security personnel have the church on lock down, as they undergo investigations on the matter.