President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night called Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano to commiserate with him and people of the state over the Ozubulu church attack.
The early morning Sunday attack on St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state, claimed the lives of 11 worshippers and injured scores.
Buhari had earlier in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu condemned the attack, describing the incident as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege”.
In the statement, the President said that “there was no justification whatsoever to target Church worshippers and kill them in cold blood.’’
He expressed his deep sympathy with the families of the victims, the Church leadership and the government of Anambra.
However, barely two hours after the release of the President’s statement on the incident, Shehu also confirmed that the President had a telephone conversation with Obiano where he commiserated with him, families of the victims as well as the people of the state.
“The President has just finished speaking to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, in the course of which he commiserated with him, the families of the victims and the citizens of the state over the tragic shooting incident this morning.’’