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Gunmen kill 3 worshippers in Ebonyi Catholic church

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Gunmen on Sunday killed three worshippers at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Nkweagu, in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi state.

The dastardly attack was disclosed by the Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese, Most Rev. Peter Nworie at Monday’s Christmas service at Saint Theresa Cathedral Church.

Mr Nworie who condemned the attack said the criminal elements stormed the religious gathering while a priest was celebrating vigil mass service, killed and injured many others.

The Bishop described the incident as sad, disheartening and prayed for the repose of their souls.

According to Nworie, such unfortunate act had never happened in Church in the state.

“This is the first time such an incident is happening in the Church and in Ebonyi state in general,” the Bishop noted.

Earlier, the clergy in his sermon, encouraged people to align themselves with the significant and teaching of the Christmas.

He urged the faithful to pray for unity and progress of the state and nation.

Meanwhile, Ebonyi State police command is yet to issue a statement in respect to the development.

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