Pope Francis has conveyed his heartfelt sympathy to families of victims of the ‘Ozubulu Church Massacre’ in Anambra which left 11 people dead and several more wounded.
In an Aug. 7 telegram addressed to the Bishop of Nnewi, 'Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke'; Pope Francis said he was “deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and injury following the violent attack in Saint Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu.”
Catholicnewsagency reports that the Pope extended his “heartfelt condolences to you and to all the faithful of the Diocese of Nnewi, in particular the families of the deceased and all those affected by this tragedy” and offered blessings of “consolation and strength” upon the entire diocese.
Although no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, it is believed to have been the result of either a private feud or drug-trafficking.
Also, there are conflicting reports as to whether there were one or two gunmen involved, however, police have begun a manhunt in the area in the hopes of finding those responsible for the gruesome attack.