President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerian leaders have condemned the Ozubulu Church’s attack in which 11 people were killed and 18 injured.
A gunman was reported by the police to have killed the worshippers early on Sunday at the St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area.
Buhari described the incident as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege.”
The President expressed his grief in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday.
Buhari said that “there was no justification whatsoever to target Church worshippers and kill them in cold blood’’.
He said this kind of atrocity “plumbs the depth of depravity and extreme cruelty of the kind that words cannot adequately express’’.
According to the President, there is no religion that does not lay constant emphasis on the sanctity of life, and that “all Nigerians must rise up and speak with one voice against these remorseless evil men’’.
He reassured all Nigerians of his administration’s firm and uncompromising commitment to protect their lives and properties at all times.