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9 Aug 2017

See How Jonathan Reacted to Ozubulu Church Killings and Anti-Igbo Song in the North

Following the release of anti-igbo song in northern part of Nigeria and the sad killing of innocent church goers in Anambra, former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted.

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the sad murder of innocent church goers in Ozubulu area of Anambra state after gunmen invaded a Catholic church and shot dead at least 12 persons last week Sunday.

Jonathan also condemned the hate song about the Igbos which is being circulated in Northern Nigeria, saying the song could lead to another breakdown of law and other.

He pointed out that a similar song was what led to the Rwandan Genocide in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed.

He wrote:

"I have taken my time before commenting on the killings at the St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Anambra state, in order that I could be accurately briefed on the truth of the matter. However, I condemn the killings and express my shock at such an event which is outside our culture of respect and reverence for religious places of worship and love for our fellow man. I condole with the survivors and the families of the victims and pray for the departed. In order to ensure that such occurrences never reoccur, we must rededicate ourselves to our principles of being our brother's keeper and that without delay.

I am also disturbed about the news of a song celebrating hatred against a particular Nigerian ethnic group. Given that a similar song is what ignited the Rwandan Genocide, as a nation, we must not take these reports lightly. I urge the security services to do their utmost to nip this wickedness in the bud.

As I have said previously, we must understand and accept that all Nigerians are brothers and sisters born from the womb of one Nigeria. May this be uppermost in our minds as we pray that God may bless Nigeria. GEJ."

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