Anambra Church Attack: Govt Delegation To Visit Affected Families
The Nigerian government will send a five-man delegation to visit and condole with government and people of Anambra State over the August 6 horrific attack on worshippers.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s approval of the delegation was announced by his aide, Laolu Akande on Saturday.
The date for the visit was not announced.
At least 13 worshippers were killed and 20 others injured when a gunman invaded the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.
The delegation is made up of the Ministers of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Health, Professor Isaac Adewole; Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Usman Jibril; and the Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka.
Mr Akande said the delegation would present a condolence letter from the Acting President on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria to Governor Willie Obiano.
He said: “In the letter, Professor Osinbajo extends deep commiserations to the families, friends of the victims and the Ozubulu community on the death of their sons and daughters and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured still in the hospital.
“The acting President condemned in very strong terms the atrocious and dastardly act which has brought sorrow to many innocent families and, has rightly provoked widespread condemnation”.
The Acting President also highlighted that “such barbaric act constitutes an affront to our common humanity, and challenges, but will not overwhelm our collective resolve to rid our communities of all forms of violent crimes and criminality”.
Professor Osinbajo has instructed law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice without any delay.