By fatima moh’d ali, Abuja
Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a new political group, has added its voice to the gamut of condemnation that trail the killings at the Catholic Church at Ozoubulu, in Anambra State describing the act as “unimaginable desecration of the house of God and unparalleled disregard for the sanctity of the human life”.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Leonard Ebute, an agricultural entrepreneur who is also its Board of Trustees member, said the group received with shock news of the dawn raid on the church which left many people dead and scores injured. Ebute said this was totally unacceptable and the ANN condemns such in totality.
“We are not interested in the motivation of the killers or the reason behind such heinous crime,” Ebute said on behalf of the group.
“We are not unmindful of different stories making the rounds purportedly explaining the reason behind the killings. The ANN is not interested in these stories while trusting security agencies to do a thorough job in fishing out the killers and make them tell the whole world the reason behind such dastardly act.
While we await that, we make haste to tell fellow Nigerians that acts like this do not have a space in the Nigeria the group is envisioning for her weary compatriots.”
The ANN said the trauma this act would have caused families of victims and people of Ozoubulu could better be imagined. The group expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during the raid and prayed for a peaceful repose of the souls of the victims.
“ANN feels your pain,” Ebute said. “We also sympathise with the people of Anambra State over this ugly development and all members of the Catholic community in the town and the state in general. We pray God to console you Himself and help in bringing to justice those behind this crime against humanity.”