The real genesis of the Anambra church killing has been revealed by an Independent Newspaper. According to their reports, the beef started in South Africa between the man at the centre of the killings, High Chief Aloysius Ikeagwuonu (popularly known as Bishop) & his drug members years back.
Apparently, he was said to have made away with their money.
A few of Bishop’s loyalists were said to have been killed in the shootout sometime ago but he made his way to Nigeria & built the church — where the shooting occurred — amongst other things.
Word got to the aggrieved party that he was meant to hold a thanksgiving service at the church on Sunday and as normal, they came for him.
Bishop didn’t show up for the Thanksgiving service, but his dad & other members of his extended family did.
The gunmen opened fire on the church believing he was there.
His dad was amongst the killed in the attack.
Earlier, it was reported that unknown gunmen on Sunday stormed the St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra.
An eyewitness says that the gunmen went into the church during the 5:45 a.m. mass and identified a particular man and shot him. The gunmen open fire on other worshippers. 11 persons were confirmed dead.