Tony Okafor, Awka

The alleged target in the St. Philip’s Catholic Church August 6 shooting at Ozubulu, Anambra State, Aloysius Ikegwuonu, alias Bishop, has  asked monarchs in the state to use traditional approach to expose the perpetrators of the heinous act.

He stated this on Wednesday when monarchs in the state paid a condolence visit to the traditional ruler of Ozubulu, Igwe Nnamdi Oruche.

The monarchs were led by the traditional ruler of Iseke, Igwe Emma  Nnabuife.

He said, “I implore you my lords to ask the gods of the land to reveal the perpetrators of this dastardly act.”

He said since the traditional rulers were custodians of tradition and spiritual leaders, they should pray to the gods  of the land  and use seers to find  the killers of the worshippers and bring them to justice.

Ikegwuonu said he was surprised that people started making negative comments against him in the media when the incident occurred instead of helping to provide useful information on how to get the killers.

He warned those who were making negative statements against him to desist from such, stressing, “I have not offended anybody.”

Ikegwuonu commended the traditional rulers for their visit and concern as well as the fatherly role they had played since the attack.

Responding, Igwe Oruche, commended his colleagues for their solidarity and concern over what happened in his community.

He said the Ozubulu community would make its own arrangements in a traditional way to getting to the root of the killings.

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