-Chief Chidoka condemns the attack
-He mourned over the incident and abort his rallies and other political engagements
Former minister of aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has condemned as sacrilegious and evil, the attack which occurred on Sunday at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Anambra state, which claimed innocent lives of people worshipping in the church.
Chief Chidoka, who is running for Anambra governorship election in November on the platform of the United Progressive Party (UPP), cancelled rallies and every other political appointment scheduled for Sunday and today.
He described the attack in the house of God as sad, adding that the assailants must be apprehended and the death of the innocent worshippers must be avenged.
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“This is a very sad day for us all. Those who carried out this evil act have hit us to the bone and at our soft underbelly” he said.
“They have violated all tenets of our faith and existence as a people. What they have done is a sacrilege and they will never know peace until justice is visited on them and those they conspired with. We must stand up as a people and say never again. We must rise up in one accord and acclaim our faith, strengthen our resolve to worship without fear, and prayerfully, as a people, march victoriously into a new beginning in our relationship with God.
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“The blood of our innocent brothers and sisters slaughtered today must not go unavenged. Our security system must therefore do all to track down their killers and produce them to face the law”.
He however, urged the parishioners to be strong and not allow the attack to hinder them. He also encouraged all citizens of the state to be at alert and combine efforts with the security operatives to bring the perpetrators to book.
Chief Chidoka prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured and also prayed that God grants the bereaved families and the church fortitude to bear the loss.