TORI News had earlier reported on Sunday that there was a bloody attack by members of St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, which had already claimed the lives of 11 worshippers while 18 others were injured.
In a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, the presidential Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack, describing the incident as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege”.
The President said that “there was no justification whatsoever to target Church worshippers and kill them in cold blood.’’
Buhari who has been in London for over 80 days now, expressed his deep sympathy with the families of the victims, the Church leadership and the government of Anambra.
However, barely two hours after the release of the President’s statement on the incident, Shehu also confirmed that the President had a telephone conversation with Gov. Obiano where he commiserated with him, families of the victims as well as the people of the state.
He said: “The President has just finished speaking to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, in the course of which he commiserated with him, the famines of the victims and the citizens of the state over the tragic shooting incident this morning.’’
Gov. Obiano had earlier said that the Ozubulu killings was a result of a dispute between two sons of the area and vowed that all those behind the act would be apprehended.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of Anambra, Garba Umar, also in an interview with newsmen in Awka on Sunday, revealed that the police had launched a manhunt on those behind the incident and gave an assurance that everybody behind the act would be brought to justice. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>