The governor stated this on Sunday after he visited the scene in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state where he condemned the attack he described as a sacrilege.
Earlier reports had said the killings were done by gunmen, with rumours that some Boko Haram elements carried out the attack.
Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has affirmed that the attack on St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu is not a church invasion as reported.
"So far, 12 persons have been confirmed dead and deposited in the mortuary here while several persons are receiving medical attention", said a staff worker at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, where the victims were admitted.
In his reaction, Victor Oye, the National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, said no amount of provocation could justify the killing of innocent people who had gone to worship in a Church.
This morning at about 0620hrs, we received an information that some armed men invaded St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu where the presiding priest was conduction an early morning mass.
The rebellion has killed at least 20,000 people and forced some 2.6 million others to flee their homes, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis in the country's northeast.
He said that they later went on rampage and shot at the remaining worshippers numbering over 100.
Umar said the attack was carried out by a native of the area.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. "I pray that God grants the soul of the departed eternal rest as I urge the security agents to fish out the perpetrators and make them face the law".
Emecheta, who is the Managing Director of Anambra Signage and Advertisement Agency, said the losses from the attack were too much for the people to bear.
The governor promised to take care of the medical bills and funeral expenses of the victims while stressing that the unfortunate attack was an extension a feud between two members of the community who reside overseas.
Speculation is rife that I-T officials were already present inside the resort, disguised as guests, when the raids took place. The party has apprehensions over Patel's election prospects if more MLAs defect as he needs the support of at least 46 MLAs.
Now, a new teaser image has come to light which gives another hint at the massive display as well as the branding of the device. As it happened with the Samsung Galaxy S8 , we now know the design language as well as the hardware components of the phone.
When they found him Wednesday night, he had a small bag of what they believe to be cocaine on his person, and more in his truck. After actively searching for the actor, police pulled over Wopat who was in his Ford Bronco and then placed him under arrest.
National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun made the remarks as he met with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani in Tehran on Friday. Khamenei continued, "Some have sharply applied hostility (against Iran), like those who today are in office in the U.S".
According to MSN , the U.S Marine Corps said that the incident was under investigation but would give no further comment. There were 26 Marine personnel on board the Osprey when it crashed in what is being characterized as a "mishap".
Patterson said it's a great opportunity for OH families to save money as they prepare their children for the upcoming school year. If items are usually sold as a unit, those items can not be split up so that each piece qualifies for the $100 requirement.
For years, she backed Maduro, including legal action against leading dissident Leopoldo Lopez, who was jailed in 2014. Ortega said she was in Maracay, a city 75 miles west of Caracas , when she heard the news.
Hatter , a witness who goes by that name, told the SF Gate that he saw some park regulars confront the group of men. A witness says the park was packed at the time of the shooting with families and tourists.
Knight, who is now in prison awaiting his murder trial, was indicted on felony criminal threats related to Gray earlier this year. The violation cited on court papers obtained by Variety dates to August 8, 2014 during the shooting of the N.W.A. biopic.
Police also said that by the time they found the body on the night of July 27, Cornell-Duranleau had been dead for 12 to 15 hours. Authorities revealed Friday that Lathem had sent a video message to friends and family members apologizing for the crime.
Police have been searching five properties across Sydney after four men were arrested in raids on Saturday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wouldn't be drawn on Mr Merhi's release when asked while in Albany.
Martin Shkreli Speaks out Guilty Verdict
Brafman encouraged the jurors to be "proud" to say "I gave Martin Shkreli a fair trial even though he is Martin Shkreli ". Shkreli's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman , described him as someone who "travels to the beat of a very unique drummer".
Showers and storms possible this weekend
Skies will stay mostly cloudy to overcast and winds will remain light out of the northeast around 5 to 10 miles per hour . If you're going to the Kenny Chesney concert, expect some scattered showers and storms with temperatures around 80.
More and more millennials living with mom and dad
The number of overall English speakers was up from 2011, while the number of French speakers declined across Canada and in Quebec. The popularity of marriage is also in free fall across the country, but the trend is even more present in the handsome province.
Zuckerberg Hire Raises Rumors of a White House Run
There has been public speculation that Zuckerberg could be aiming to one day enter politics, or even run for USA president. The consulting firm has previously worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.
Qatar Files WTO Complaint Against 4 Siege Nations
A state department official said the U.S. envoys will "provide USA support to the government of Kuwait's mediation efforts". Net worldwide reserves dropped 30% in June to 88.85 billion riyals ($24 billion), according to the central bank.