Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Ozubulu Massacre: Youths demand holistic investigation

Ozubulu Massacre: Youths demand holistic investigation

The Ozubulu Youths Association (OYA) yesterday said they will not take law into their hands over the killing of their par­ents, brothers and sisters who died in the St Philips Catholic Church attack of worship­ers on August 6, 2017, but are willing and ready to fully co-operate with the security agencies to fish out the perpe­trators of the heinous crime against their people.

Rising from an emergency meeting of its national ex­ecutives Council of OYA, the youths urged the security agencies to carry out a thor­ough and holistic investiga­tion into the massacre of their people at the Ofufe Amakwa Ozubulu Catholic Church.

They also pleaded with the Anambra State Government and the security agencies to beef up security in the entire state and its environs at least now that the governorship election is approaching, just as it called for the establish­ment of more police posts in the remote areas of Ozubulu town to beef up security.

This was contained in a statement the association is­sued after its meeting, signed by Chief Emeka Anaekwe, National Chairman, and Comrade Val Iwuchukwu, National Secretary respec­tively, a copy of which was made available to The AU­THORITY.

According to the state­ment, “We plead with the security agencies to kindly release all the innocent peo­ple mistakenly arrested in connection with that black Sunday incident at Ofufe Amakwa Ozubulu.

“We most sincerely com­mend the state and Federal government delegations that came to Ozubulu to sym­pathise with the entire people of our town and the Obi of Ozubulu, Obi Nnamdi Oruche, Ezeugodinobi, Okife II.”

The youth further stated that after the ugly incident which involved the unwar­ranted killing of innocent Christian worshipers and leaving others with injuries, during a church service, at St Philips Catholic Church Ofufe Amakwa Ozubulu on 6th August 2017, we the youth of Ozubulu wish to set the records straight and state as follows: