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Kaigama condemns attack in Catholic Church in Nnewi diocese

The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria Most Rev Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has condemned in strong terms the recent attacks on St Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu in Nnewi diocese of Anambra State.

In a recent interview at the Vatican Radio in Rome, the Prelate expressed shock and sadness about the attack.

“This  attack  is terribly inhuman and barbaric and we condemn the killings wholeheartedly ” Kaigama said.

The CBCN President on behalf of the  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria(CBCN)  offered his  thoughts and condolences to the  Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev  Hilary Okeke, the Priests, Religious and entire laity   of Nnewi diocese.

“Despite these attacks, Catholics in Nigeria will continue to be strong and committed Christians. We urge them to be ready and willing to continue to show their commitment to Jesus through a life of witness.” Kaigama advised.

 At least 11 people were reportedly killed and 18 others wounded when gunmen opened fire on worshippers who had gathered early on Sunday (August 6) at St Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu Nnewi diocese, Anambra State.

Police said they believe the attack may have been linked to drug trafficking and was carried out following a feud between local residents and member of the community living outside Nigeria.

 

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