The Anambra State Police Command has revealed that a gunman attacked St Phillip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area on Sunday.
The Police said 8 worshipers were attacked and 18 injured and not 50 persons as reported on the social media.
The State Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar said the remains of the dead have been deposited at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The attack on the church, according to the police was carried out by a native.
“From our findings, it is very clear that the person who carried the attack must be an indigene of the area.
“We gathered that worshippers for 6 o’clock Sunday mass at St. Philip Ozobulu were in the service when a gunman dressed in black attire covering his face with a cap entered the church and moved straight to a particular direction and opened fire.
“The man after shooting at his targeted victims still went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding other worshippers,” he said.