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Ozubulu Massacre

Rights Groups Ask IG, Anambra State Govt. Catholic church To Unravel Killers.

The Anambra state Government and the Catholic church in Nnewi Diocese have been  questioned over the shooting  on Sunday at St. Philips Catholic church, Amakwa Ozubulu.
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of law (intersociety) in a statement made available to newsmen asked the Anambra state Government to explain if it has any relationship with the alleged baron who escaped from South Africa to Nigeria.

In the statement signed by the chairman of Board of Trustees BOT of Intersociety, Nze Emeka Umeagbulasi among other questions asked if the Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano was aware of the threat of reprisal attack by the suspected drug barons coming from an Mbaise man from  Imo state to revenge the killings in south Africa of their members by loyalists of Ozubulu baron.
The rights group alleged that the alleged drug baron relocated to Anambra State from South Africa to escape justice.

The group also posed questions to the catholic church of Nnewi Diocese asking the source of the money for the construction of St. Philips Catholic church, Ozoubulu.
“Can the Catholic Church morally and legally be free from culpability over the massacre at St. Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu”, they queried.

Meanwhile the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in the state has called on the Inspector – General of Police (IG) and other security agencies as well as Anambra State Government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate attack on St. Philip Catholic Church Ozubulu.

Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme, chairman of CLO in Anambra state said Government must unmask those behind the dastardly act.
Ezekwueme said that the perpetrators of the heinous act must be made to face the full wrath of the law, saying that the sanctity and right of lives enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria must be respected.

CLO decried the increasing criminal activities, lawlessness, impunities in the state, appealing to the leadership of police and other security agencies to adequately protect the lives and property of the citizenry in the state.
In a related development the Anambra State Police Command said that they have arrested the culprits of Sunday’s killings in Ozubulu.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Garba Umar, who made this known to newsmen in the state however did not state the number of those arrested and where they were arrested.

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