Ozubulu attack: Osinbajo challenges security agencies to bring perpetrators justice

Daily Nigerian

By Ibrahim Sulaiman

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday said the federal government remains undeterred in deploying all available resources towards ensuring security of lives and property of citizens across the entire country.

This was made known while announcing the federal government’s delegation to Anambra State today to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State.

Mr Osinbajo described the attack at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa as “despicable.”

The five-man delegation is made up of the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; minister of Health, Isaac Adewole; Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama; minister of state for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril; and the minister of state for Education, Anthony Anwuka.

The acting president also conveyed his condolence letter to Governor Willie Obiano through the delegation.

The delegation will also visit Bishop Hilary Okeke of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital also in Nnewi to meet with some of the victims of the attack still in the hospital.

While extending deep commiserations to the families, friends of the victims, and the Ozubulu community on the death of their sons and daughters, the Acting President condemned in very strong terms the atrocious and dastardly act which has brought sorrow to many innocent families and has provoked widespread condemnation.

He said “such barbaric act constitutes an affront to our common humanity, and it challenges, but will not overwhelm our collective resolve to rid our communities of all forms of violent crimes and criminality.”