Gunmen stormed a Catholic church in Nigeria

Vastavam web: Gunmen stormed a Catholic church in a town in southeast Nigeria early today, killing 12 worshippers, hospital sources and witnesses said.The attack took place at around 6am at St. Philip’s church in Ozubulu, near the city of Onitsha, witnesses said.Several worshippers with gunshot wounds were receiving treatment at the hospital, the source said.

Witnesses said five gunmen in masks stormed the church and opened fire on worshippers. They feared that up to 20 people may have died.Witness Chukwuma Emeka said he had just stepped out of the church to stretch his legs “when I heard gunshots and screaming and people running inside.” “When the chaos subsided I went inside, I saw my fellow church members dead in a pool of their own blood and many others were screaming in pain.”