Early Sunday 6th August, unknown gunmen invaded the early morning Mass at St Phillips Catholic Church Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government and shot several worshippers to early deaths and a number of our people were also injured.
His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano is shocked by the event. He has visited the crime scene and deplores this wanton criminality visited on our hapless people. He commiserated with the bereaved families, the Priests and the Bishop and visited the wounded in hospital where he has instructed that Anambra will underwrite the cost of their full recovery.
The Governor has been briefed by Security agencies and preliminary observations indicate that a family feud apparently degenerated to gangland style killing totally alien to the values of our people. There are also no known sectarian, economic and political undertones in the very unfortunate incident at Ozubulu today.
His Excellency is giving this matter utmost attention and has directed the Security agencies to intervene fully and with despatch to bring all culprits to account for this criminal acts. He reassures Ndi Anambra that our collective efforts at enshrining peaceful and secure environment these past forty months must not be defiled.
Ndi Anambra are enjoined to remain calm and pray for the cessation of this manner of devilish and unjustifiable pains on our people.
Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta
Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy