The gunmen, who were operating with a motorcycle, also shot and killed two civilians after shooting the police man.
This is coming seven days after gunmen attacked St Philip's Catholic Church, Ozubulu and killed no fewer than 13 persons and injured 27.
A member of the church who shared an eyewitness account told press Correspondent who visited the church shortly after the incident that the dare devil gunmen targeted the Ak 47 riffle of the slain police man and shot him on sight and moved on to collect his riffle.
According to him the gunmen stopped and opened fire on sighting some policemen at the church, they took the policemen who where stationed to guard the church unawares and started firing and when the firing became too hot, the policemen abandoned their patrol vehicle and ran away for safety
He said he saw two of the gunmen but can’t say how many they are in number. Another eyewitness also said that they shot dead an Okada man and the passenger he was carrying while escaping.
Efforts to speak with the head pastor of the church, Rev Dr Ndukwe Ejogu failed as the members said he was out of town for a church programme. Efforts to also speak with his second in command, Rev Dr Eugene Otti, also failed as the worshippers said he has led some top members of the church to commiserate with the police.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar confirmed the incident to journalists.
He said it was not an attack on the church, adding “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”.
The commissioner confirmed that the hoodlums took away a rifle belonging to the slain cop.
In the meantime a human rights activist in Onitsha has called for the ban of the commercial motorcycle known as OKada in the commercial city.
The activist who didn't want his name in print said that the rate of armed gang who use OKada to shoot and rob people at gun point at strategic locations in Onitsha, is on the high side thus he called on governor Willie Obiano to ban the use of motorcycles as means of transport in the city.