Ozubulu Attack: Osinbajo Sends Delegation To Anambra State

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Updated August 12, 2017

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The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has sent a delegation to Anambra State to condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s church attack.

The senior special assistant on media and publicity to the Acting President, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

The delegation is made up of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole; and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.

Others are Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibril and Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka.

During the visit, the delegation will present a condolence letter from Acting President Osinbajo on behalf of the Federal Government to Governor Willie Obiano.

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.

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.

He condemned in very strong terms the atrocious and dastardly act which he said has brought sorrow to many innocent families.

“Such barbaric act constitutes an affront to our common humanity and it challenges, but will not overwhelm our collective resolve to rid our communities of all forms of violent crimes and criminality,” he said.

Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration remains committed to deploying all available resources towards ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Anambra State and across the entire country.

He also informed that he had instructed law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice without any delay.