The governor, in Abuja, said that security agencies had a lead that could make possible the arrest of the gunmen.
He said, “We are taking precautions, we have a lead and the police have made some arrests and we are very confident that we will resolve the matter very soon.”
Obiano also said that the state government was bankrolling both the cost of treating injured victims and the burial of dead victims of the attack.
The governor stressed that the target of the shooting was a business partner of the alleged killer of the worshippers, but said the target’s father was killed during the attack.
On Sunday, August 6, 2017, gunmen invaded St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra killing Chief Akunwafor Ikegwuonwu and 12 other worshippers.