Soldiers Invade Catholic Church Near Onitsha, Shooting And Kill 10

Soldiers Invade Catholic Church Near Onitsha, Shooting And Kill 10

By Ella Ukairo | News Reporter on May 30, 2016
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A group of soldiers have invaded a Catholic Church in Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra State using lethal force to disperse worshippers.

The lethal invasion reportedly took place in the early hours of Monday, May 30, 2016 as Catholic faithfuls were preparing to take part in morning mass.

The mission of the soldiers is yet unknown,” News Express, an online newspaper which first reported the story, says.

Locals say that several people were shot and killed in the gestapo style operation.

A human rights activist who spoke with The Trent from Onitsha confirmed the incident and says efforts are being made to obtain the details of this shocking violation of the fundamental human rights to worship. He confirmed to our reporter that 10 people were killed in the rampage which spread out from the church.

A correspondent for News Express confirms that 2 people were killed in the Catholic Church premises.

The Trent contacted the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman from The Trent for comment on this incident. The army spokesman said in a text message to our reporter, “Information [is] not correct. In fact, it was some MASSOB/IPOB elements that attacked troops and some security agencies while they were on patrol.”

When our reporter sought to know if the troops were attacked in the church, the army spokesman did not respond. “We will certainly give you further details,” he ended his text message.

This is a developing story and is being updated as information comes in.


  1. Buhari appeared on TV to read his address marking his one year in office, he was looking like a virus. Buhari is bad luck. He has more blood on his hands than a butcher and his very presence as president is bad for Nigeria.

    All these happenings around the country signify that all is not well. There is wickedness at the top and atrocities being committed by Buhari’s government cannot give him peace.

  2. Abeg, wetin concern soldiers with worshippers for church, Hian, Buhari a biakwala with anti-christ. Ndi-igbo, i think una see ooo, whats the way forward oooo.

  3. My advice is That people should STOP attacking govt especially security. Any one That disobey govt must see the repercoution, let us obey govt And leave in peace for better nig. Thanks for the obediencepeople.

  4. wickedness in the high places, A man without a gun will attack a well armed security agent, tell it to the gods. when we elect the son of a bond woman to bare rule over the free born, what do we expect.

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