Anambra Church killings an attack on God — Ohaneze​


The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, on Monday condemned the attack on St. Philip Catholic Church Ozubulu, Anambra State by a gunman, describing it as an attack on God.

“Such a dastardly and cantankerous act smells to high heaven. People have lost reason, civility and good conscience. This is a direct attack on God with daft and brazen impunity,” the organisation noted .

In statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Uche Achi-Okpaga, the group said the attack was unforgivable.

“The devil sold a dummy to them and they bought it hook, line and sinker. This is condemned in all ramification. If you attack a man you appeal to God for recompense, when you attack God in His sanctuary who will will appeal to,” he queried.

The group, while commiserating with the government and people of the state, urged the police not to speculate but to carry out detailed investigation to unmask the perpetrators.

“Ohaneze joins the league of well meaning Nigerians to commiserate with the good people of Anambra state and, in particular, the entire bereaved families and pray the Almighty God to give them enough spiritual shock absorber to bear the irreparable and irreplaceable loss.

“The operatives should not speculate. They should swing into action to unmask the devil incarnates.”

Mr. Achi-Okpaga urged security agencies to redouble their efforts to make the south east zone safer for the people.

“The whole of South East is under siege with Police and military blockades here and there. Yet herdsmen killings and kidnapping and all sorts of vices have become the order of the day. It is unfortunate,” he lamented.


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    it’s time to start letting the Trump administration, and the UN understand the Nigerian situation.

    The north, via Boko Haram had pledged allegiance to ISIS, and every dynamic that’s going on.

    The Igbos need to do a much better job of diplomacy, but especially ALLIANCE, called “ally”, when it finally hit the fan, because it’s coming. You understand?

    Please start making alliances, but pinpoint the role of Britain in our plight. The Trump administration is no fan of UK role in trying to stop even Trump himself from becoming President; they will understand how Britain has been picking Islamic terrorists to rule over Nigeria for decades.

    Work needs to be done in this area. Alliance building….

    With Britain neutralized in Nigeria, we can do a lot better, more peacefully….

    We can develop!

  • marc umeh

    I hereby call on Chief Nnia Nwode and Ohanaeze to organize ( with the churches , the gov and state govt) a state funeral for the deceased. We should also have a day of mourning for those who lost their lives. This is an attack on the entire igbo culture and identity. An earth-shaking evil crept into igboland and challenged our humanity. . It must be treated as such . Our response should tv’sbe robost. We must show the entire world that this is not us. This must not be forgotten easily.

    • Inyamiri

      Your comment is sentimental. Who crept into igboland and challenged your humanity. What if it is true that the killings were the result of internal problem?

      • marc umeh

        In this case my bro , sentimentality is a virtue. I am not viewing this through the avetage nigerian tribal prism. I really don’t care who the culprits are. But show me a case in the entire world where women and children are murdered in their church because of a drug dispute. I consider this a part of a pattern that igbos refuse to condemn. From India to Malaysia all the way to China and closer home to South Africa , the story is the same—- the mindless lust for wealth by all means. So the question arises — is the race going descending down an irretievable path to hell ?

    • Julius

      Nobody crept into your Igboland. They were there all along, born and bread. Let’s all condenm this act and please don’t start blaming others.

  • Julius

    May the Lord unmasked the people behind this unbelievable and unforgivable act. I thought ipob has everything secured in biafraud land ?

  • realist

    I doubt the assertion that God is being attacked. God may not have hand in the affairs of the church afterward. The church came into existence from the proceeds of fraud. The story had it that a drug Baron single handedly build the church. God hates all forms of frauds even if the whole world embraces it. If 4 billions people support a bad course is still a bad course in the eyes of God.