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Ozubulu killings: Women protest, demand witnesses’ protection

Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha

Women of Ozulubu community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday, stormed the police headquarters in Awka in a peaceful protest seeking justice and protection of witnesses in the ongoing prosecution of suspected killers of some indigenes at St. Philips Catholic Church on August 6, 2017.

The protesters, in their numbers, wore mourning black clothes with posters of those who were killed by the gunmen, carrying placards with inscriptions such as “Justice is what we want, the soul of those killed are seeking justice,” “Samuel wants justice,” “We want police to protect the witness who will appear in court,” among others.

The leader of the women, Mrs. Nonye Onwuzuruike, said they were demonstrating in support of police for arresting the suspected killers of their natives and called on the police to provide protection and security for the witnesses at the court who, she said, were being threatened by unknown persons.

“We want peace in Ozubulu; we have suffered a lot. Let there be peace in Ozubulu, and we want security of the people by letting peace prevail. When the witnesses are in court, they were threatened and we pleaded that they should be provided with security whenever they come to court to testify because they are afraid to appear.

“When  justice reigns, there will be unity and we don’t want anything to happen to our sons and relatives on this matter and that is why we are here,” she stated. 

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  1. Dr. Norm 15th March 2018 at 4:32 am

    These protesting women are being used by the Anambra Police Command. Surely, they have been made to believe that the so-called Igbo “suspects” committed the Ozubulu Catholic Massacre, which is a lousy lie. The Ozubulu Church abomination was perpetrated by the fulani islamist “killer” herdsmen/boko haram, who have a history of committing such crimes across Nigeria: For example, according to the now late Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan diocese, about one thousand churches have been destroyed in Northern Nigeria, which has about 30 million Christians. In the last three months of 2016, “fifty-three villages were burned down, 808 Christians murdered, 1,422 houses and 16 churches destroyed.” How many of these terrorists have been arrested by the police? None. Can the Anambra police chief and governor obiano identify one incident-at home or abroad- when an Igbo attacked a church? NONE! It has Never ever happened. Rather than harass innocent Igbo youth, as some of us had predicted after the Ozubulu attack, the Anambra fulani police chief should look closer home: to his brethren who have destroyed thousands of lives and billions of dollars worth of property across Nigeria. He should stop exploiting our women and sponsoring division and hatred in Igboland.

  2. Dr. Norm 15th March 2018 at 5:11 am

    These protesting women are being used by the Anambra Police Command. Surely, they have been made to believe that the so-called Igbo “suspects” committed the Ozubulu Catholic Massacre, which is a lousy lie. The Ozubulu Church abomination was perpetrated by the fulani islamist “killer” herdsmen/boko haram, who have a history of committing such crimes across Nigeria: For example, according to the now late Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan diocese, about one thousand churches have been destroyed in Northern Nigeria, which has about 30 million Christians. In the last three months of 2016, “fifty-three villages were burned down, 808 Christians murdered, 1,422 houses and 16 churches destroyed.” How many of these terrorists have been arrested by the police? None. Can the Anambra police chief and governor obiano identify one incident-at home or abroad- when an Igbo attacked a church? NONE! It has Never ever happened. Rather than harass innocent Igbo youth, as some of us had predicted after the Ozubulu attack, the Anambra fulani police chief should look closer home: to his brethren who have destroyed thousands of lives and billions of dollars worth of property across Nigeria. He should stop exploiting our women and sponsoring division and hatred in Igboland. BTW did the natives also slaughter innocent people and burn down churches (including the Christ Holy Church at Onu Eke) and homes in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani (Enugu state) and Agatu in Benue state? Did the behead Lazarus Nwafor, a Catholic Theology seminarian at the Spiritan International School of Theology, Attakwu, Enugu state or slit the stomach of six-month pregnant Mrs Nwarum. ?

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