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Published On: Mon, Aug 6th, 2018

Ozubulu Killings: Memorial Service For 13 Slain Worshippers Planned For Today


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Ozubulu Killings: Memorial Service For 13 Slain Worshippers Planned For Today

Ozubulu Killings: Memorial Service For 13 Slain Worshippers Planned For Today

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The Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra will hold a memorial service in honour of 13 slain worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu on Aug. 6.

 

Mr Peter Uzokwe, the President-General of Ozubulu Development Union (ODU), Ozubulu announced the detail in an interview with newsmen in Ozubulu on Sunday.

 

The deceased persons were shot at by some assailants, who invaded the church on Aug. 6, 2017 during an early morning service.

 

Uzokwe said the memorial service which will commence by 10a.m. would be conducted by the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Rev. Hillary Okeke and other notable clergy.

 

“Monday Aug. 6, marks one year of the dastardly act by yet-to-be known assailants at St. Philip’s Church, Ozubulu.

 

“We are celebrating one year anniversary to mark the end of mourning and to pray to God that such will not happen again.

 

“We are all in town to pray together. It is a solemn moment for us and time to seek the face of God.

 

“We enjoin all to come and pray with us,” Uzokwe said, adding that the event would be open to the public.

 

The deceased persons including a seven month old baby and a 75 year old man, Chief Cyprian Ikegwuonu were buried on Jan. 12, after security operative concluded autopsy on their corpses.

 

Four accused persons including a local security guard at the church are currently undergoing trials for the gruesome murder.

 

However, due to heightened tension and threats to witnesses that ensued during the proceedings, the matter was transferred from Nnewi High court to Awka High court.

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