Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has condemned the gun attack on worshippers at a Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State.
Kalu, speaking in a press statement signed and issued by Peter Eze, his Special Assistant, said the attack was the worst form of barbarism and wickedness on Southeast soil.
He called on both the Federal and State governments to get to the root of the attack and ensure that no such terror was visited on worshipers in any part of the country.
According to him, worshipers should be free to worship God without fear of terrorist attacks.
He said those who masterminded the Ozubulu attack must be brought to book and judicially punished.
The ex-governor said: “News of an armed attack on worshipers at St.Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu in Anambra State hit me with a shock.
“As I send this, I still am unable to fathom the rationale behind such barbarism and clear wickedness.
“It is very depressing and no reasons justify such act of terror. It is condemnable. It is wrong. It is uncalled for. We do not need further bloodshed in Nigeria.
“I urge the security agencies, federal and state governments and all local security apparatus to ensure that those behind this barbaric act, and their sponsors, are exposed and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“We can’t continue like this. No one, no matter how highly placed, should get away with such acts.
“While I commiserate with families of victims of the attack and the Catholic Church in Anambra State, the state government and Nigeria at large, I also wish to call on all Nigerians to remain vigilant at all times and report suspicious movements around them to nearby vigilantes and Police.”
Kalu also urged the Inspector General of Police to beef up security around places of worship across the country so as to protect worshipers.