President Muhammadu Buhari has written a condolence letter to the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, following what he described as “shocking and cowardly attack on worshippers” at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
The President who is still in London, UK receiving treatment, earlier had a telephone conversation with the governor.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
The media officer said in the letter Buhari signed and sent on Tuesday, he said that “to attack and kill defenseless people while worshipping is the most heinous of all crimes.
“The nation is one at deploring this monstrous crime.
“Please, convey to the families and friends of those killed, my condolences for this utterly dastardly crime.
“Please, also convey my considerations and sympathies to the people of Ekwusigo Local Government Area for this tragic attack.”
Shehu disclosed further that a similar letter of condolence was sent to a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, where the President said he was shocked to learn about the death of his daughter, Hajiya Hadiza Sule Lamido.
He said in the letter bearing the President’s signature, Buhari requested the former governor to “please convey to your family members, friends, friends and associates of the deceased my sympathies.
“May Almighty Allah forgive her and may He forgive us when our time come.”