President Muhammadu Buhari has followed up his telephone call to Chief Willie Obiano, the Governor of Anambra State, with a letter of condolence and commiseration following Sundays attack in St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
According to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari, in the letter, signed and sent on Tuesday, described it as “shocking and cowardly attack on worshippers.”
The President declared that “to attack and kill defenceless 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.”
In a similar letter of condolence, President Buhari also wrote to Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former Governor of Jigawa State, saying he was shocked to learn about the death of his daughter, Hajiya Hadiza Sule Lamido.
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.”