This is coming bearly seven days after gunmen attacked St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu and killed no fewer than 13 persons and injured 27.
NAIJAcrib.com gathered that eyewitness account reported that the suspected gunmen had momentarily stopped at the Assemblies of God Church, but on sighting policemen at the church entrance, they opened fire on them.
When the firing became too hot, the policemen abandoned their patrol vehicle and ran away for safety. The gunmen moved to their patrol van and took a gun belonging to the policeman they killed.
“I saw two of the gunmen but I can’t say how many they are in number”, an eyewitness said.
“They also shot dead an Okada driver-man while escaping, and the passenger he was carrying was badly injured. The policeman was the one who was armed among his colleagues; they were providing security while church service was going on at Assemblies of God Church, Oguta road Onitsha.”
Confirming the incident, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar said the attack was not directed at the church.
He further added: “My men were on patrol near the church when they were attacked by some gunmen. It was not an attack on the church, in the real sense of it.”