The Parish Priest of the Catholic Church were many worshippers were killed Reverend Father Jude Onwuaso has described as the sporadic gun shot by some persons inside the church as shocking.
The Parish Priest spoke just as hundreds of priest from Nnewi Diocese gathered for a requiem mass at the premises of the church in Ozubulu.
Many worshippers were not seen at the church premises as the mass was celebrated in an uncompleted church auditorium within the vicinity of St Philip’s in Ozubulu, but many priest were president, including the Vicar.
All clad in red chasuble which is the vestment worn during the feasts of the Passion of Jesus and for the Holy Spirit, representing red tongues of fire and also worn in honour of martyred saints, who shed their red blood for Christ.
The parish priest during the mass addressed the issue of what transpired during the attack. He spoke in Igbo. He said the attacker appears to be one man. The Priest said the generator of the Church had a malfunction which was the reasonsa he started the Mass without electricity.
The Mass was on when they started hearing gunshots from outside the church building. The attacker walked straight into the church and opened fire on worshipers who were struggling to run to safety.
Some said the attacker was in the church with them while others said he came with another person who gave him signal that the target has entered the church. He went outside the church, brought his gun from his Lexus car and started shooting.