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Anambra church killings: Church releases full list of victims both dead and alive

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The Catholic diocese of Nnewi has released the full list of the attack on Sunday 6 August at St. Philip’s Catholic church, Ozubulu, in Anambra state.

Naija News had reported that no less than eight people were killed  in the attack.

It is believed to be the result of a drug 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

Meanwhile, the primary target of the gruesome killings at a Catholic church in Ozubulu last Sunday, Alloysius Ikeagwuonwu a.k.a Bishop has denied being a drug dealer talkless of being involved in a drug war.