President Buhari, Orji Uzor Kalu react to Ozubulu Church shootings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the Ozubulu Church attack in Anambra State by a yet to be identified gunmen.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described the incident as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege.”

Buhari said there was no justification whatsoever to target church worshippers and kill them in cold blood. He said this kind of atrocity “plumbs the depth of depravity and extreme cruelty of the kind that words cannot adequately express.”

Punch reports that the President said, there is no religion that does not lay constant emphasis on the sanctity of life, and that “all Nigerians must rise up and speak with one voice against these remorseless evil men.”

While expressing sympathy with the families of the victims, the church leadership and the government of Anambra State, Buhari reassured all Nigerians of his administration’s firm and uncompromising commitment to protect their lives and property at all times.

Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has also condemned the attack. In a statement through his Special Assistant, Peter Eze Kalu, the ex-Governor said;
    “News of an armed attack on worshippers at St.Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu in Anambra State hit me with a shock. As I send this, I still am unable to fathom the rationale behind such barbarism and clear wickedness.  It is very depressing and no reasons justify such act of terror. It is condemnable. It is wrong. It is uncalled for. We do not need further bloodshed in Nigeria. I urge the security agencies, Federal and state governments and all local security apparatus to ensure that those behind this barbaric act, and their sponsors, are exposed and made to face the full wrath of the law.  We can’t continue like this. No one, no matter how highly placed, should get away with such acts. While I commiserate with families of victims of the attack and the Catholic Church in Anambra State,the state government and Nigeria at large, I also wish to call on all Nigerians to remain vigilant at all times and report suspicious movements around them to nearby vigilantes and Police”.

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