Posted by News Express | 6 August 2017 | 1,575 times
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has condoled his Anambra counterpart, Chief Willie Obiano, over Sunday’s church attack at St Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Governor in a statement in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, condemned in strong terms the unprovoked attack by gunmen leading to the death of several worshippers.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with my brother, the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, the government and people of Anambra State over Sunday’s church attack at Ozubulu leading to the death of several worshippers,” Okowa said.
The Governor expressed sadness on the desecration of the temple of God which served as a place of worship, adding that the church is a place of refuge and devoid of attacks even in war situations.
According to him, “This is tragic, the church is a place of refuge for all who run into it, this unwarranted attack and mindless bloodletting is not only wicked but barbaric and must be condemned by all good men of conscience.
“Our hearts are with the bereaved families at this moment of anguish. I pray that God grant the soul of the departed eternal rest as I urge the police and other security agents to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.”
Governor Okowa urged the Church not to despair as to asking God why He allowed the worshippers to die right inside the church when they were worshipping God.
“To the Church, I urge you to be cheerful, prayerful and courageous in these trying times. Do not despair for everything that happens under the earth is for a reason. For God knows the end from the beginning,” he said.
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