Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, acting President, is sending a five-man delegation to Anambra State to condole with the government and people over last Sunday’s attack.
A lone gunman attacked worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu community, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, killing 13 people and left many others injured.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the acting President on Media and Publicity disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday.
Akande said the delegation is made up of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril; and the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka.
He said that the ministers would present a condolence letter from Osinbajo to the state governor, Willie Obiano.
He further quoted the acting President as condemning the attack which has brought sorrow to many innocent families.
“Such barbaric act constitutes an affront to our common humanity, and challenges, but will not overwhelm our collective resolve to rid our communities of all forms of violent crimes and criminality,” Osinbajo said.
The acting President added that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration remained undeterred and would continually commit to ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Anambra State and across the country.
Osinbajo further said that he had instructed law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators of the crime to justice.