Tears as Ozubulu church victims are buried (photos)

Tears as Ozubulu church victims are buried (photos)

- Scores of worshippers who died from the St Philip’s Catholic Church shooting have been buried

- Gunmen had on Sunday August 6 killed some worshippers at Ozubulu church in Anambra state

- Residents of Ozubulu community had express fear that a gang war could further endanger their lives following the attack on the church

A cloud of gloom hangs over Ozobulu community as victims from the St Philip’s Catholic Church shooting were laid to rest.

The burial ceremony took place on Friday, September 1.

Tragedy struck the community on Sunday, August 6, where scores of worshippers were killed following an attack on the St Philip’s Catholic Church.

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Tears as Ozubulu church victims are buried (photos)
Worshippers who died from the St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu shooting were laid to rest on September 1 Photo credit: Facebook, Hope for Nigeria

Legit.ng gathered that no fewer than 13 persons were killed and 27 injured after the shooter opened fire at a crowd of worshippers attending the morning’s Mass at the church.

The Nigerian Police Force had announced that the attack was the result of a dr*g war that has existed for about three years which reportedly started in South Africa.

See more photos below:

Tears as Ozubulu church victims are buried (photos)
St. Philips Catholic Church,Ozubulu, Anambra state was attacked on Sunday, August 6 Photo credit: Facebook, Hope for Nigeria

Tears as Ozubulu church victims are buried (photos)
Funeral service for victims of Ozubulu church shooting Photo credit: Facebook, Hope for Nigeria

Tears as Ozubulu church victims are buried (photos)
Residents of Ozubulu community paying their last respects to the victims Photo credit: Facebook, Hope for Nigeria

Legit.ng previously reported that gunmen on Sunday August 13, allegedly struck at the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha, Anambra state killing one policeman and a civilian.

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Punch reports that the incident happened seven days after gunmen attacked St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu and killed no fewer than 13 persons and injured 27.

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