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Ozubulu killings: Youths speaks on vengeance



St. Philip’s Catholic Church Ozubulu, in Anambra, was attacked by gunmen on August 6 where 13 worshippers were killed and scores injured, which was reportedly caused by drug barons, living in South Africa but who are sons of the community but dragged their war back to Nigeria.

A car of one of the opponent was said to have been spotted outside the church, which prompted the perpetrators to enter the church and open fire on worshippers.

The gunmen are said to have come from a neighbouring state to Anamabra to launch the attack.

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But the Ozubulu Youths Association has said they would not avenge the death, that vengeance belongs to God.

It said, “We will not take the law into our own hands. We have handed the killing of our parents, brothers and sisters who died in the St. Philip’s Catholic Church attack on August 6, 2017 to God, but we are willing and ready to fully cooperate with the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime against our people.”

The statement was signed by the asosciation’s National Chairman, Messrs Emeka Anaekwe and Secretary Val Iwuchukwu.

The further states, ozubulu a“We plead with the security agencies to kindly release all the innocent people arrested in connection with that black Sunday incident at Ofufe Amakwa, Ozubulu.

“We most sincerely commend the state and the Federal Government delegations that came to Ozubulu to sympathise with the entire people of our town and the Obi of Ozubulu, Obi Nnamdi Oruche, Ezeugodinobi, Okife II.

“We the youth of Ozubulu wish to set the records straight and state as follows: that Ozubulu town is a peaceful and loving town that welcomes indigenes and non-indigenes from various parts of the country as brothers and sisters.

“We totally condemn in its entirety the killing of those innocent worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu.

“We also want to make it clear that we are not killers, drug peddlers nor kidnappers as being rumoured; we are good and law-abiding citizens of Nigeria, who do not and cannot take the law into our own hands. We, therefore, ask for justice  so that the souls of the departed can rest in peace.”

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