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. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now