Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday sent a five-man Federal Government delegation to Anambra State to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.
Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the delegation comprises the Ministers of Labour, Health and Foreign Affairs, Chris Ngige, Isaac Adewole and Geoffrey Onyeama respectively as well as Ministers of State for Environment and Education, Jubrin Ibrahim and Anthony Anwuka respectively.
Akande said the delegation would present a condolence letter from the acting president on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria to Governor Willie Obiano.
He said Osinbajo extended deep commiserations to the families, friends of the victims and the Ozubulu community on the death of their sons and daughters and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
He quoted Osinbajo as condemning, in very strong terms, the atrocious and dastardly act which had brought sorrow to many innocent families and, had rightly provoked widespread condemnation.
The acting president was quoted thus: “Such barbaric act constitutes an affront to our common humanity, and challenges, but will not overwhelm our collective resolve to rid our communities of all forms of violent crimes and criminality.”
Osinbajo was also quoted as saying that the Federal Government remained undeterred and would continually commit to deploying all available resources towards ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Anambra State and across the entire country.
The acting president noted that he had instructed law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice without any delay.