Chris Steven, Abuja
The leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says all necessary steps should immediately be taken by security forces to bring the perpetrators of killings in a Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State on Sunday.
Reacting to the massacre in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said “the massacre of worshippers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, in an early morning raid by yet to be identified assailants, is shocking, bizarre and reprehensible”.
According to him, places of worship quite often in decent conflicts are sanctuaries saying “what makes this attack more confounding is the fact that Ozubulu is far removed from any known theatre of conflict at the moment and has had little or no history of violent conflict.
“Whatever may have been the situation, this attack represents a descent into the pit of hell. It is animalistic, cowardly and shameful and all necessary steps should immediately be taken by security forces to bring the perpetrators to book”.
He expressed the Congress’ condolences go to the families of the victims, the Catholic Church, Willie Obiano, Governor of the state and the people of Anambra State.
“We urge our security agencies to step up security in and around places of worship. We similarly urge worshippers to take the initiative of securing their premises” Wabba said.