Anambra attack: Death toll rises to 13… church releases full list of victims

Names of victims of the deadly attack on St. Philip’s Catholic church, Ozubulu, in Anambra State

The Catholic diocese of Nnewi released the names on Wednesday.

The church was attacked on Sunday by a lone gunman who killed 12 worshippers while 18 others were injured.

It is believed to be a fall out of a gang war between two indigenes of the community, which is in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement issued by Bishop of the diocese, Hilary Odili Okeke, the church indicated that the death toll in the attack had risen to 13.

While soliciting for funds for the care of the victims, the diocese said it has opened a bank account in that regards.

“Anybody, parish, institution, company, society, association or group that would like to join the diocese in providing assistance to the victims and their families can send their contributions,” the statement read.

“We shall keep accurate records of contribution and distribution of the funds.”


It listed the 22 surviving victims as:

Ikegwuonu Caroline

Nwakile Anthonia

Okoye Odinaka

Okoye Patricia

Isaac Chinedu

Oramadike Chinagorom

Oramadike Chinecherem

Udegbunam Chidimma

Ndulue Samuel

Udegbunam Obiageli

Ugochi Obiajulu

Chukwueloka Chineze

Oramadike Chioma

Azuka Basil

Oramadike Chiamaka

Uchechukwu Chukwueloka

Nwanya Ngozi

Ngwuta Chinemelum

Asomba Chukwudum

Nnudule Leonard

Muomah Michael

Oramadike Favour


Two of them have been discharged while others are in different wards at the Nnewi General Hospital.


Cyprian Ikegwuonu

Hyacinth Oramadike

Cecilia Ewin

Eunice Akanigbo

Rose Okoye

Anulika Obunadike

Uchenna Obunadike

Anthonia Ufondu

Oluchukwu Uhelu

Christiana Igbeja

Udeze Pauline

Victoria Uzokwe

Florence Nweke


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