President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the Ozubulu Church attack in Anambra State by a yet to be identified gunmen.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described the incident as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege.”
Buhari said there was no justification whatsoever to target church worshippers and kill them in cold blood.
He said this kind of atrocity “plumbs the depth of depravity and extreme cruelty of the kind that words cannot adequately express.”
According to the President, there is no religion that does not lay constant emphasis on the sanctity of life, and that “all Nigerians must rise up and speak with one voice against these remorseless evil men.”
While expressing sympathy with the families of the victims, the church leadership and the government of Anambra State, Buhari reassured all Nigerians of his administration’s firm and uncompromising commitment to protecting their lives and property at all times.