By Ifeanyi Nwoko
Senator Andy Uba has condemned in strong terms the shooting and killing of worshippers at the St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Joseph Itazi, Sen. Uba who visited the scene of the incidents said that people of Anambra were not known for such violence.
He called on the commissioner of Police and the state governor to ensure that the perpetrators of such dastardly act are brought to book.
Uba who was very emotional, also donated an undisclosed amount of maney to add to the treatment of the victims.
“Such acts cannot be tolerated in Anambra: for worshipper to be slaughtered during mass is something that we must not allow in this state.
“I call on the state governor and the commissioner of police to immediately swing into action to root out those who killed these innocent worshippers”.
“My heart goes out to the families of the diseased.
“Although it is a sad event, we must take solace that having been martyred in the church, the deceased would have gone to a better place,” he said.
Speaking wih the victims at Access Specialist Hospital and Martanity Ozubulu and Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Senator Andy Uba expressed deep shock and added that this kind of heartless evil must not be allowed to fester in Anambra State.
“We must not allow such to continue: our people cannot be allowed to be snatched by the cold hands of death due to the activities of recalcitrant members of our society.
“This is an eye-opener that we need a better and effective administrative system that can adequately take care of security challenges and youth unemployment in the state”.
“He also said that this is a clarion call to all Anambrarians to play their individual part in maitaining the peace and unity of the state through community policing.
“We must work together to avoid a recurrence of such incident,” he said.