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 what he described as “shocking and cowardly attack on worshippers” in St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
In the letter he signed and sent on Tuesday, the President said that “to attack and kill defenseless 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 to Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former Governor of Jigawa State, President Buhari said he was shocked to to learn about the death of Hajiya Hadiza Sule Lamido, his daughter.
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.”
SSAP (Media and Publicity)