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Buhari condemns deadly church attack in southeast Nigeria

Buhari condemns deadly church attack in southeast Nigeria


Nigeria’s ailing president Muhammadu Buhari has condemned a deadly church shooting on Sunday in the southeastern Anambra State that claimed the lives of 11 worshippers.

Buhari, who is on medical leave in London, described the attack as “an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege.”

In a statement released by the presidency after the attack, Buhari called on Nigerians to unite and fight against “evil men”.

“There was no justification whatsoever to target Church worshippers and kill them in cold blood,” he said.

11 people were killed and 18 wounded when gunmen attacked the church in Ozubulu.

Head of police in Anambra state said the attackers were hunting for a local man who was not present in the church.

No arrests have been made in the attack which the police believe is linked to drug-trafficking.

“We are not going to relent until we bring those that perpetrated this heinous crime to book,” the Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano said.

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