Buhari writes Obiano over Ozubulu killing
The Presidency on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari had followed up his telephone call to the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, with a letter of condolence and commiseration following what he described as “shocking and cowardly attack on worshippers” at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.
Shehu said in the letter he signed and sent on Tuesday, that the President 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 said in similar letter of condolence to a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, that the President said he was shocked to learn about the death of his daughter, Hajiya Hadiza Sule Lamido.
He said in the letter bearing his signature, the President 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 comes.”