Anambra Church: Obi condoles with state, families, community, others
Erstwhile state governor, Peter Obi, yesterday consoled families of the victims, the state, community, church and others affected by the attack, which he called “mindless barbarism.
He noted that such savagery was alien to Igbo people and should be roundly condemned by all men of good will. In a statement in Lagos, Obi described the act as the “highest exemplification of barbarism.”
He submitted that Igbo people were known for respect for the sacredness of human life, advising that they must not allow the culture of violence and mindless killing to triumph among them.
Obi said he received the news with shock while away in Lagos for a speech engagement. He, however, assured the community and the church of his solidarity in this period of grief.
He noted that his concern informed why he ordered his former aide, Dr. Patrick Obi, to immediately visit the scene and report back to him accordingly. The ex-governor beseeched God to instill in the people the culture of respect for human life to avoid this ugly incident in future.