The Anambra state Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, has dismissed claims that the massacre at the St. Philip Catholic church in Ekwusigo local government area of the state earlier today was carried out by Boko Haram members. Some members of the state had earlier speculated that the attack was carried out by members of the terrorist group.
In an interview with newsmen, Garba who visited the scene after the attack that left eight persons dead, said the person who fired the gunshot, spoke igbo during the attack.
"From our findings, it is very clear that the person who carried the attack must be an indigene of the area. The man after shooting at his targeted victims still went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding other worshippers. Information available to police showed that the attacker was speaking Igbo at the time he was firing at worshippers.” he said