President Buhari condemns attack on church in Anambra State

Timothy Choji, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Ozubulu Church attack in Anambra State by a yet to be identified gunman, describing the incident as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege.”

Expressing his grief in a strongly worded statement issued by the the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said that “there was no justification whatsoever to target Church worshippers and kill them in cold blood.”

He said this kind of atrocity plumbs the depth of depravity and extreme cruelty of the kind that words cannot adequately express.

According to the President, there is no religion that does not lay constant emphasis on the sanctity of life, and that “all Nigerians must rise up and speak with one voice against these remorseless evil men.”

President Buhari expressed his deep felt sympathy for the families of the victims, the Church leadership and the government of Anambra State, South-east Nigeria.

He reassured all Nigerians of his administration’s firm and uncompromising commitment to the protection of their lives and property at all times.