The Chairman South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Dave Umahi on Sunday expressed sadness at the massacre of parishioners of St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Anambra State, describing it as a “national tragedy”.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, Umahi condoled with the government of Anambra State and entire Catholic faithful of Nnewi Catholic Diocese as well as families of those that lost their loved ones.
He called for a proper investigation to unravel the true cause of the carnage at the church.
He expressed shock at the level of wickedness exhibited by the unknown gunmen who invaded the church and opened fire on the innocent worshippers and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
“This type of wickedness has further opened a fresh wounds in our souls and further pointed to the dynamism of human existence. I on behalf of the good people of Ebonyi State condemn the wanton killings recorded in a Church in Anambra State. It shows how wicked our generation is drifting into.
“The killing of the innocent worshippers is condemnable and I call on security agencies to intensify their investigations to unravel the true cause of the carnage,” he said.