The Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki has condemned the attack on a Church in Anambra State on Sunday morning, saying that the perpetrators of the crime must be brought to book.
He expressed sadness over the incident via twitter saying: “I join all Nigerians in grieving today’s horrific massacre of innocent worshippers in St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Anambra State.
“My heart goes out to the families of the victims and the survivors of this terrible massacre and the government and people of Anambra State.”
Furthermore, the Senate President urged security agencies to carry out their duties in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
“Today, all of us, as Nigerians have been attacked by this senseless act committed by evil people.
“Our security forces must not stop until the perpetrators of today’s Anambra massacre are brought to justice.”
Read Also: Police Confirm At Least 11 Killed In Anambra Church Attack
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara has also expressed displeasure over the attack, describing it as abominable, barbaric and inhuman.
While condoling with residents of the state, he also stated that perpetrators must face the wrath of the law.
“Today’s attack on worshippers in St. Phillips Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra state is abominable, barbaric and the height of wickedness.
“My heartfelt condolences go to the families of victims, the Catholic Church, and the people and government of Anambra state.”
The Anambra State Police Command confirmed the death of 11 persons after gunmen attacked the church in Ozubulu area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Garba Umar, told Channels Television on Sunday that the gunmen went into the church during an early morning mass and shot sporadically at worshippers.
According to him, many people were injured in the attack while some of the victims died on their way to the hospital.
The state Governor, Willie Obiano, who visited the scene of the attack has, however, promised that investigations would commence immediately to bring the perpetrators to book.