Yesterday, we reported that two sisters identified as 11-year-old Vivian and 7-year-old Venus Alor, were killed by a stray bullet during an armed robbery operation last December, shortly after they arrived their hometown to spend the Christmas holiday with their grandmother.
The burial ceremony of the two sisters was held today at Amatutu Village, Aniocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. Here are photos from the burial ceremony;
Recall that few months ago, it was reported that robbers who stormed The Assemblies of God Church at Oguta road Onitsha, Anambra State killed a policeman and a civilian.
An eyewitness account revealed that the gunmen had momentarily stopped at the Assemblies of God Church, but on sighting some policemen at the church, opened fire on them.
“When the firing became too hot, the policemen abandoned their patrol vehicle and ran away for safety.
“The gunmen moved to their patrol van and took a gun belonging to the policeman they killed.
“I saw two of the gunmen but I can’t say how many they are in number.”
Another eyewitness said;
“Gunmen on Okada (motorcycle) shot a policeman and collected his rifle. They also shot dead an Okada man while escaping, and the passenger he was carrying was injured. The policeman was the one armed among his colleagues; they were providing security while church service was going on at Assemblies of God Church, Oguta road Onitsha.”
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar who confirmed the incident, said it was not an attack on the church.
“My men were on patrol near the church when they were attacked by some gunmen. It was not an attack on the church, in the real sense of it” he said.
The Police commissioner also confirmed that the hoodlums took away a rifle, belonging to the slain cop.