This is mass murder and all suspects must be vigorously investigated and prosecuted and if found guilty, punished with a deterrent effect. The net should go national and international if needed. And it's a crying shame that the presidency was hesitant in a full throated condemnation of this crime and sympathy for the victims. If this was a European city, the government will be falling over itself to offer comments. All Nigerians matter and any crime inflicted on them owns a full government action. This is not a domestic fight but an assault on innocent people of Anambra state.
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It is a black Sunday for the people of Ekwusigo as gunmen on Sunday stormed the St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state, east of Nigeria.
An eyewitness in a telephone conversation informed The Nigerialawyer that “the gunmen went into the church during the 5:45 a.m. mass, in search of a Billionaire business man based in South Africa a.k.a BISHOP EBUBECHUKWUZO 1 OF OZUBULU a son from the clan of Chief Alloysius Ikegwuonu to assassinate him but ran out of luck as they met him absent.
They later went on rampage and shot at the remaining over 100 worshipers.
Several people were killed in the church while other critically injured worshippers died on the way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. The father of the Bishop was also shot on his leg.
Gov Obiano Storms Ozubulu, Visits Hospital
On hearing the sad development, Governor Obiano stormed the scene to ascertain the level of damage and sympathize with the people.
Speaking at the Church premises, the governor revealed that preliminary security investigations shows that the shooting was caused by a feud between two brothers from the community living outside Nigeria
“This is sacrilegious, totally unacceptable in Anambra State.” Gov Obiano said
The deeply saddened governor asked the people to go about their businesses without fear or panic noting that this isolated case must be followed to the root and all perpetrators must be brought to book.
“We can’t allow this happen in Anambra, we must get everyone involved to face the music” the governor declared
Gov Obiano also visited Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi where the injured are being treated.
Thanking over 50 doctors who were on ground looking after the injured, the governor assured their families that all medical bills will be taken care of by the State Government.
BISHOP EBUBECHUKWUZO 1 OF OZUBULU