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Anambra Church Massacre: Police Deploys 500 Officers As ‘Bishop’ Buries Father | The Precision

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Nigeria Police Force

The police in Anambra State has assured of
adequate security during the burial, today, of Chief Cyprian Ikegwuonu,
father of Chief Alloysius Ikegwuonu (a.k.a Bishop), who died during the
August 6, 2017, church massacre in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government
Area of the state.

A statement issued on Thursday by the state Police Public Relations
Officer, ASP Nkeiruka Nwode, said that 500 rank and file officers have
been deployed for the burial of Bishop’s father.
The 75-year-old community leader was one of the 13 persons killed
while scores of others sustained varying degrees of injuries when
unknown gunmen invaded Saint Philip’s Catholic Church, shooting
sporadically at worshippers.

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Nwode said the command was not taking any chances in ensuring that there was no repeat of August 6 bloody incident.
She added: “What happened on that fateful day was unfortunate and the
command does not want to encounter such again in this state or
elsewhere.
“Every single person or group coming for the burial will be
adequately secured because the command sees the security of its
citizenry as the number one priority.” (News Express)

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