FILE PHOTO: August 6 attack on Anambra church

Death toll of Anambra attack rises to 13, church releases full list of victims

The Catholic diocese of Nnewi has released the names of victims of the attack on St. Philip’s Catholic church, Ozubulu, in Anambra state.

The church was attacked on Sunday by a lone gunman who killed 12 worshippers while 18 others were injured.

It is believed to be a fall out of a gang war between two indigenes of the community, which is in Ekwusigo local government area of the state.

In a statement issued by Hilary Odili Okeke, bishop of the diocese, the church indicated that the death toll in the attack had risen to 13.

While soliciting for funds for the care of the victims, the diocese said it has opened a bank account in that regards.

“Anybody, parish, institution, company, society, association or group that would like to join the diocese in providing assistance to the victims and their families can send their contributions,” the statement read.

“We shall keep accurate records of contribution and distribution of the funds.”

It listed the 22 surviving victims as: 

  • Ikegwuonu Caroline
  • Nwakile Anthonia
  • Okoye Odinaka
  • Okoye Patricia
  • Isaac Chinedu
  • Oramadike Chinagorom
  • Oramadike Chinecherem
  • Udegbunam Chidimma
  • Ndulue Samuel
  • Udegbunam Obiageli
  • Ugochi Obiajulu
  • Chukwueloka Chineze
  • Oramadike Chioma
  • Azuka Basil
  • Oramadike Chiamaka
  • Uchechukwu Chukwueloka
  • Nwanya Ngozi
  • Ngwuta Chinemelum
  • Asomba Chukwudum
  • Nnudule Leonard
  • Muomah Michael
  • Oramadike Favour

Two of them have been discharged while others are in different wards in the hospital.

DEAD VICTIMS

  • Cyprian Ikegwuonu
  • Hyacinth Oramadike
  • Cecilia Ewin
  • Eunice Akanigbo
  • Rose Okoye
  • Anulika Obunadike
  • Uchenna Obunadike
  • Anthonia Ufondu
  • Oluchukwu Uhelu
  • Christiana Igbeja
  • Udeze Pauline
  • Victoria Uzokwe
  • Florence Nweke


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