Several worshippers with gunshot wounds were receiving treatment at the hospital, the source said.
Police were at pains to stress this was not a Boko Haram attack in part because the terrorist group has become infamous for its assaults on churches, especially on Sundays and major feast days such as Easter and Christmas.
On his part, Oseloka Obaze, a former Secretary to the Anambra State Government, said such callous attacks dehumanised the society.
Tragedy has struck in Anambra State as scores have been reported killed by gunmen and at least 18 others wounded while worshipping at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu located in Ekusigo Local Government Area.
One of the Nigerian expatriates had built the St Philip's Catholic Church, Anambra State Police Commissioner Garba Umar said in a statement.
"The man after shooting at his targeted victims still went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding other worshippers, " he said. "I pray that God grants the soul of the departed eternal rest as I urge the security agents to fish out the perpetrators and make them face the law".
He said the attack occurred at about 6:20am on Sunday.
Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6B plant in US
Toyota already provides hybrid technology to Mazda , which also makes compact cars for Toyota at its Mexico plant. When it comes to technology collaboration, Mazda and Toyota say they will jointly develop electric cars.
Twitter reacted with disappointment to the news that Spicer would not be appearing on Dancing With The Stars after all. Spicer left his job at the White House last month and was replaced by Wall Street's Anthony Scaramucci .
Russian President Vladimir Putin , left, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu rested after fishing in southern Siberia. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a fish he caught during a hunting and fishing trip in southern Siberia.
The Justice Department has warned some of the information being leaked has the potential to threaten national security. Unauthorized disclosures include leaks to the media as well as to foreign adversaries, Sessions said.
However, Iran said earlier this week that it would lodge a complaint with the commission that oversees its implementation. Iranians re-elected Rouhani as the President in the country's May, 2017 elections.
Stephen Curry may be known for his buzzer beaters on the court, but what he may not be known for is his impressive golf game. He was then able to settle his nerves and make a birdie on the par-five 15th on his way to a front nine score of 37.
McMaster cites the historical resentment in Latin America over the long history of USA military interventions in the region. But another opposition leader, Leopoldo López, remained in the infamous Ramo Verde prison southwest of the capital.
Today, the 2017 Kennedy Center Honorees were announced and, among them, was LL Cool J . "And I am honored that it comes at an especially appropriate time ".
Jaitley came to execute RSS agenda: Kodiyeri
Though BJP national president Amit Shah made the party MPs raise the issue in the Lok Sabha, it also did not have any impact. The minister complained that had some something similar happened in a BJP-ruled state, there would have been a hue and cry.
Gov, CM greets people on Raksha Bandhan
So, what are you planning to gift your sister this Monday? Mamata also wishes the Raees actor every year on Raksha Bandhan . However, Rakhi is not only the celebration of the relationship between a brother and a sister or even confined to siblings.
Man brandishing knife arrested at Eiffel Tower
A terror investigation has been launched in Paris after a man with a blade tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower . No shots were fired and no one was hurt, a Paris police spokesman said .
NY Jets owner confirmed as United Kingdom ambassador
Johnson raised big money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated $1 million to the President's inaugural committee. This is not the first instance of an National Football League owner serving as an ambassador to a foreign nation.
Rouhani sworn in as Iran's President for 2nd term
He vowed that in his second term in office, Iran will "insist on constructive engagement with the world more than before". North Korea has rejected calls for Iran-style nuclear talks, noting its situation is different from that of Iran.
Vijender Singh vs Zulpikar Maimaitiali
While Vijender holds the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title, Zulipikaer holds the WBO Oriental super middleweight title. His trainer commenting on Vijender as a challenger, "I don't think Vijender knows Zulpikar as much as he thinks he does.
CW Announces Dates for 'Arrowverse' Crossover Episodes
Obviously, Tuesday, November 28 will be home to the final two parts, those being The Flash at 8pm and Legends of Tomorrow at 9pm. Pedowitz didn't reveal the premise of the crossover at the event, but he hinted that "romance is in the air" for the episodes.
Trump said phone call with Turnbull was 'ridiculous'
TRUMP: I do not know what he got out of it. " I will be there again and again ". " I have had it ", Trump says. In response, the PM said: " You can count on me ". " The obligation is to only go through the process ".