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Amanbra shooting appalling crime against humanity- Buhari



Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhai, has described the early morning shooting of church worshippers in Ozulubu, Anambra by unknown gunmen as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege”.


Mr. Buhari made the statement late yesterday night in both the statement released by his media aide and also made phone call to Amabra state Governor, Willie Obiano.

The phone call was confirmed by President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu,.

THe police had later reported that the casuality increased from 8 dead, 8 injured we ealier reported to 11 dead and 18 injured.

The attack took place at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area.

Buhari said: “there was no justification whatsoever to target Church worshippers and kill them in cold blood.’’

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.’’

Recall that FELLLOW PRESS reported that Gov. Obiano was quoted as saying 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, Mr 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.

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