20 People Killed in a Stampede at a Church Night Vigil In Anambra

Anambra state Governor, Mr Peter Obi and APGA Governorship candidate, Willie Obiano had arrived to the prayer house *Adoration Ministry* at the early morning hours of about 4:15am to take advantage of the Huge crowd and address the audience that had come for night vigil in The church.

The arrival caught the audience unaware and surprising. And as Peter Obi mounted the podium to address the Congregation – the audience broke out in a quiet murmur – unsure of what to make of it, the Governor
continued to deliver his campaign speech with Willie Obiano standing beside him. Mr. Peter Obi promised to make available N5million to the prayer house to help tackle a gully erosion site near the Adoration grounds.

As he spoke, the quiet murmuring grew louder – followed by chants of ‘Onwa, Onwa’. And in reaction to the chants of Onwa, Willie Obiano/Peter Obi’s men including security operatives began rushing towards the area where the chants of Onwa was coming from. The chanters were moving away from the approaching armed men. In the process, it turned into a stampede.

At the end of the stampede, over 28 corpses were seen littered on the grounds. An estimate of over 200 were injured. A large percent of the dead and injured are believed to be Ngige supporters, this is according to one of the survivors of the stampede – who also added that “they rejected Obiano and willie and were chanting Ngige Ngige it took hours to calm the crowd by Father Ebube Muonso so that Peter Obi could speak. Peter Obi made donation of N2million to the Reverend Father. The Father rejected it and ask him to give that to the poor whom he have starved for years. And later there was a stampede.

28 corpses have been deposited at Crown Hospital Nkpor. The wounded taken to Borromeo Hospital


  1. May there souls rest in peace

  2. i wonder wat brought campaign in2 a church for crying out loud!

  3. Adekanmbi Charles6 November 2013 at 15:01

    Why in the first place will they allow them to talk. It's a praying ground not a campaign rally. God be with the dead and give their families the heart to bear the loss

  4. Someone from the Church invited the po-lies-tricians to come and spread their 'selfish' gospel to the masses in an attempt to garner cheap votes. The Pastor is essentially saying that this candidate is mandated by God in the minds of the worshippers. When, some objected to his appearence there, the death rattle began to roll.

  5. For God sake why did Peter Obi goes to church during night vigil to Campaign knowing fully what the oponent can do. May the spirit of the dead RIP