Anambra Central Traditional Rulers Council has condemned the shooting of worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu community in Anambra on Sunday.
The state Police Commissioner, Garba Umar, had confirmed that 12 worshippers died and 18 others were injured in the early morning attack.
The chairman of the council, Igwe Chukwuemeka Ilouno, told NAN in Enugu on Sunday that he read the news online.
Ilouno, who said he was speaking on behalf of the other traditional rulers, said he and his colleagues were shocked and saddened when they heard the news.
It is shocking and barbaric that people that went to church in the early hours of today met such a calamity.
What we use to hear and read happening in distance land is now happening in our quiet and peaceful Anambra State.
It is regrettable that such news of evil and spill of blood should emanate from Anambra State.
Our people are not known for spilling of blood as we value human lives.
Ilouno, who is also the traditional ruler of Ifitedunu community, called on law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
He commiserated with Gov. Willie Obiano, the Catholic Church, Ozubulu community as well as the families of the deceased and injured.topics from