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Monday, 7 August 2017

Anambra Church Attack: Obiano vows to unmask perpetrators, while NASS leaders send their condolences

Anambra Church Attack: Obiano vows to unmask perpetrators, while NASS leaders send their condolences


Investigations have begun into the massacre of worshippers at the  St Phillips Catholic Church Uzumbulu Anambra state which left at least 12 people dead. 

President Buhari, NASS leadership and others  have send their condolence to the government and people of Anambra where Governor Willie Obiano says those responsible will face justice




An unknown gunman yesterday invaded St. Philips Catholic Church located in Umuezekwe, Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State and opened fire on the worshippers during the morning mass.
Anambra Church Attack: Obiano vows to unmask perpetrators, while NASS leaders send their condolences

At the end of the attack, about 47 persons lay stone dead with many others critically injured.  The incident left the residents of Ozubulu in anguish. 
A statement by the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Tony Nnacheta, said Governor Willie Obiano “deplored this wanton criminality visited on our hapless people. He commiserated with the bereaved families, the priests and the bishop and visited the wounded in hospital where he promised that Anambra would underwrite the cost of their full recovery.”
Anambra Church Attack: Obiano vows to unmask perpetrators, while NASS leaders send their condolences

The commissioner said that Obiano, having been briefed by security agencies, traced the cause of the attack to a family feud which “apparently degenerated to gangster style killing totally alien to the values of our people.”
“There are also no known sectarian, economic and political undertones in the very unfortunate incident at Ozubulu today. The governor is giving this matter utmost attention and has directed the security agencies to intervene fully and with dispatch to bring all culprits to account for this criminal act. 
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, described the attack as abominable, barbaric, inhuman, and the height of wickedness. In a statement, Dogara lamented that insecurity was reducing Nigeria to the state of nature as life was increasingly becoming cheap.
He said his heart was broken by the sad news of the massacre of innocent worshippers in cold blood by people he described as “ sons of perdition whose souls will rot in hell.”
“Have we lost our humanity? Where is the place of sanctity of life and sacredness of worship places in our society? What offence did the worshippers commit to warrant their massacre in cold blood by wicked souls and heartless men?” he asked.
Dogara reiterated his call for the overhaul of the nation’s policing architecture that would lead to the reform of the police, equip them with modern and sophisticated gadgets so as to discharge their duties of protecting lives and property effectively, and ensure order in the society.
The speaker, who called on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to justice speedily, condoled with families of the victims, people and government of Anambra State, Nigeria and the Catholic Church over the sad and unfortunate incident.
Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC) commiserated with the Catholic Church in Nigeria, the government and people of Anambra State over the attack
While praying that the souls of the deceased rest in peace, the APC condemned the barbarism displayed by the callous attackers who gunned down defenceless people while they worshipped.

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