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‘Ozubulu church killing, unspeakable sacrilege’ -Buhari

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‘Ozubulu church killing, unspeakable sacrilege’ -Buhari
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.
Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation and PDP Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has also allegedly disclosed that he suspects government want to cover the truth in Ozubulu, Anambra attack that claimed many lives.
This is coming after the Governor of the State, Willie Obiano, visited the scene claiming intelligence report linked the shooting to an existing feud existing between some members of Umuezekwe Ofufe Amakwa community of Ozubulu living abroad.
Here’s what FFK allegedly wrote;
“The horrific events in Ozubulu town in Anambra state that took place today are shocking and barbaric. Dozens of worshippers slaughtered in the Church and at the alter by unknown masked gunmen.
I do not buy the Fulani Commissioner of Police’s version of events. He finished his investigation in record time and just a few minutes after the event he told us that those behind the attack were Igbos that were involved in a communal struggle which has its roots in South Africa.
I smell a rat here and I suspect that the government is trying to cover up the truth.
Until they show me the evidence I remain skeptical about the Commissioner’s assertion.
I believe that the usual suspects are behind these killings and the fact that they were carried out in a Church just one day after the Hausa song that called for the mass murder of Igbos was released all over the north is relevant and noteworthy.
Anyone that doubts that should read the lyrics of that shameful song and hear what those it was written by instructed their people to do. This country has become ungovernable and I put the blame squarly on the shoulders of the Buhari/Osinbajo government who have encouraged this godless barbarity by refusing to arrest the Fulani herdsmen that have been butchering innocent people all over the country.
They have also refused to apprehend the Arewa youths who have openly threatened the Igbo with genocide if they don’t leave the north by Oct. 1st..
May God deliver Nigeria!”
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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