Gunmen invade Anambra Catholic church, tie security guards


Yet-to-be-identified assailants invaded the St Martin’s Catholic Church, Ihiala, Anambra State, tying the security men on duty before proceeding inside the church premises.

Although the details of the incident were still sketchy but our correspondent gathered that the incident happened late on Thursday.

There has been a series of feuds between the authorities of the church and some concerned citizens of the community.

No reason has been ascertained as to why the armed men carried out their mission, but eyewitnesses said that the armed men suspected to be members of the Anambra Vigilante Group were led into the church premises by two Reverend Fathers, one of them being the parish priest of a new parish created recently by the Bishop of Nnewi Diocese.

The eyewitness said, “The armed men, who wore black attire and covered their faces, tied the security men guarding the church and dispossessed them of their telephones.”