Ozubulu Attack: Osinbajo sends FG delegation to Anambra

Nigerian govt to beef up security in worship centres — Ngige

Nigerian govt to beef up security in worship centres — Ngige

The assurance was given by the delegation sent to Ozubulu in Anambra by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, over killing of some worshippers last Sunday.

Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jubrin.

In the letter, Professor Osinbajo extended deep commiserated with the families and friends of the victims, as well as the Ozubulu community for the loss and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

In the statement, Osinbajo "strongly condemns the atrocious act which has brought sorrow to many innocent families and rightly provoked widespread condemnation".

The acting president was quoted thus: "Such barbaric act constitutes an affront to our common humanity, and challenges, but will not overwhelm our collective resolve to rid our communities of all forms of violent crimes and criminality".

The Nigerian government has assured that security plans were underway to guarantee the safety of lives and property in worship centres across the country.

The federal government also assured of adequate medical treatment of the injured victims, saying those with special cases could be flown overseas.

The delegation will also visit Bishop Hilary Okeke of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital also in Nnewi to meet with some of the victims of the attack still in the hospital.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who made the disclosure when he led the delegation, commended the medical team for their level of emergency preparedness, saying the results are glaring.

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