Gunmen kill church security guards hours after prayer

Two security guards were killed on Monday when gunmen attacked a Catholic church in Ekwulobia, Aguata local government area of ​​Anambra state, southeastern Nigeria. The attack occurred in the Cathedral Church of Saint Joseph Ekwulobia. It came hours after a prayer session that the governor of Anambra state, Carlos Soludoordered state churches to organize. The governor said the sentence marked the “end” of the state’s stay-at-home order. Ndunaku Ezeh, a resident of the area, told PREMIUM TIMES that the gunmen entered the area and fired sporadically, killing two security guards on duty. “The armed men fired at the door of the church several times, perhaps because of the sit-in at home. Two security men were shot,” he said. Police spokesman in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday. However, he said only one security guard was killed. Ikenga said the attack happened around 10:30 p.m. ALSO READ: What Prayers Won’t Do, by Emrys Ijaola “Thugs along the Ekwulobia Expressway by St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Church) started shooting sporadically. Unfortunately, a (stray) bullet hit one of the church security guards and he died instantly,” the police spokesman said. Ikenga, deputy superintendent of police, said police had stepped up patrols and normalcy had returned to the area. He said police have launched an investigation into the incident to track down the suspects. Police officers and officials from other security agencies have been the target of deadly attacks in the southeast by armed men. The separatist group IPOB has been linked to the attacks in the region. IPOB is leading the agitation for the creation of an independent state of Biafra which they want to separate from the southeast and some parts of the south-south. The group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is being held in Abuja, where he is being tried for reasonable crimes and terrorism. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Gunmen kill church security guards hours after prayer