Anambra church attack an ‘unspeakable sacrilege’, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Anambra state, he described it as an “unspeakable sacrilege.”

The attack which saw an unidentified gunman invade the church during the 6:30 am mass on Sunday and open fire on the worshippers has claimed at least 12 lives, with 18 people said to be injured.

In a statement, Senior Special Assistant to the president, Garba Shehu, on media and publicity, Buhari said the attack was totally unjustified describing the incident as “an appalling crime against humanity.”

Buhari also condoled with the families of the victims, the church leadership and the Anambra state government.

According to him, such attack “plumbs the depth of depravity and extreme cruelty of the kind that words cannot adequately express”.

The president has called on all Nigerians to “rise up and speak with one voice against these remorseless evil men,” the president said every religion in the world lays constant emphasis on the sanctity of life.

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