AWKA, NIGERIA, 8th Aug 2017. Anambra state Governor Willie Obiano says police has arrested some of the suspects that perpetrated the heinous crime at St. Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo local government. The governor stated this in a broadcast on the position of his administration on the incident. The state governor also declared today a day of mourning in honor of those who lost their lives in the church massacre and called for a minute silence to be observed at twelve noon while prayers are to be said for them in churches and prayer houses across Nigeria and in the diaspora.
According to the Governor, the discovery that the shooting was a tragic dimension to a feud existing between two members of the community has erased fears that the incident may have been caused by terrorist organizations or groups of agitators.
Governor Obiano, who maintained that no suspect, no matter how highly placed, is above the law, said the State government has commenced measures to bring all culprits to book and restore the peace and tranquility that Anambra has enjoyed for the past three years.
While condemning the senseless killings and brazen violation of the people’s sacred place of worship by the shooters, Governor Obiano vowed that this will be the first and last time such crime will be perpetrated under his watch as he has vowed to stay awake so that Ndi Anambra can sleep with their two eyes closed.
St. Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu
He said no one can stand in the way of the accelerated development and increased investments which his government has sustained due to the peace and stability the state has enjoyed, assuring that the incident only strengthened his commitment to creating a safer, business-friendly and prosperous Anambra State.
On insinuations on the internet suggesting that he is a friend to one of the key figures in the conflict, Governor Obiano explained that as Governor of the State, he is a friend to all and is under obligation to treat all citizens with respect and fairness until such individuals prove otherwise.