The former Governor of Anambra State has condemned in strong terms the massacre that happened during a church service a few days ago.
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, is still in shock following the mindless massacre at the St. Philip Catholic Church in Ozubulu, where scores of worshippers were mowed down by gunmen.
Expressed his dismay and disbelief over what he called as the mindless barbarism that took place at the church on Sunday, August 6, 2017, Obi said such an act is alien to the Igbo people and must be condemned by all men of good will.
Obi, in a statement released by his media office, noted that Igbo people are known for their respect for the sacredness of human life and advised that they must not allow the culture of violence and mindless killing among them.
The former Governor condoled the immediate families of the deceased, the Ozubulu community, the Catholic Church and the entire Anambra State, describing the act as the highest exemplification of barbarism.
Obi who said he received the news with shock while he was in Lagos for a speaking engagement, assured Ozubulu community and the Catholic Church of his solidarity with them at this period of intense grief.
He revealed that though not being available in the state at the time the dastardly act took place, he is abreast of developments in connection with the tragedy, having asked his former Commissioner, Dr. Patrick Obi, to visit the scene and report to him accordingly.
The former Governor prayed to God to instill the culture of respect for human life in the people to avoid such mindless killing in future.
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