Ozubulu: Nigeria Drifts To Anarchy – NUJ

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    By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja

    The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said that the massacre of scores of worshippers at Saint Philip’s Catholic church Ozubulu in Anambra State on Sunday morning further raises concerns over Nigeria’s gradual drift to anarchy.

    A statement signed by the National Secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman (Walin Shadalafiya), described the act as cowardly.

     

    It explained that although the Police in Anambra State confirmed that the attack was carried out by a lone gunman who killed eight and wounded 18 others, there are however conflicting reports of the attack and casualty from the affected community.

    “Although there was no immediate confirmation of the reason behind this despicable cowardly act allegedly by a lone wolf , the attack is unequivocally detestable and must be addressed with all the seriousness it deserves and swiftly too.

    ” The Nigeria Union of Journalists, shares the grief of the Catholic Church and wishes to condole with the Government, and people of Anambra state as well as the families of the deceased over the unfortunate incident. The attack was unwarranted, unprovoked and needless. It can only be described as the handiwork of an emotionally hardened person or individual of unstable mind,” it pointed out.

    The NUJ said the union is upset over the tragedy that befell Ozubulu people and notes that the level of insecurity of life and property in the country keeps rising with no reasonable solution in sight.

    “This is a clear sign of danger to Nigeria’s democracy and to National Security, which requires the cooperation of all Nigerians to contain. It is pertinent to call on the Nation’s security apparatus to rise up to its billing to arrest this dangerous trend or risk pushing the Nation into self – destruct,” it warned.

     

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