Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described
Sunday’s attack on worshippers in a Catholic church in Anambra state as
abominable, barbaric, inhuman, and the height of wickedness.
Scores of worshippers were murdered by gunmen inside a Catholic church in
Ozubulu in Anambra State. The shooting is said to have occurred during
church service while worshipers were still inside the church building on
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs,
Mr. Turaki Hassan, the Speaker said his heart is broken by the sad news
of the massacre of innocent worshippers in cold blood by people he
described as ” sons of perdition whose souls will rot in hell.”
“Have we lost our humanity? Where is the place of sanctity of life and
sacredness of worship places in our society? What offence did the
worshippers commit to warrant their massacre in cold blood by wicked souls
and heartless men?”
The Speaker lamented that increasing insecurity is reducing Nigeria to the
state of nature as life is increasingly becoming cheap.
He again reiterated his call for the overhaul of Nigeria’s policing
architecture that will lead to reform of the Police Force, equip them with
modern and sophisticated gadgets so as to discharge their duties of
protecting lives and property effectively, and ensure social order in the
Dogara further called on security agencies to fish out perpetrators of the
heinous crime and bring them to justice speedily.
He extended his heartfelt condolences to families of the victims, people
and government of Anambra state, Nigeria and the Catholic Church over the
sad and unfortunate incident.