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Obiano's aide donates two months salary to victims of Azia church attack

Special Assistant(SA) to the Anambra State Governor on Information and Strategy, Akachukwu Maduakolam has donated his two months salary to the victims of the Azia church attack where a man, his wife and daughter were assassinated in front of a church altar.

The SA, Saturday, visited Church of God (Seventh Day) World Headquarters, Jerusalem Israel, Azia, in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state where the worshippers were attacked last week.

Chief Maduakolam, who condemned the needless attack on helpless worshippers said that the  killing of a man, his wife and daughter in front of the altar was not just a crime against humanity but a crime against all that is sacred and a crime against God.

The governor’s aide who was very emotional during the visit said that his heart bled for the victims of the dastard attack.

He prayed that the blood of innocent people shed in front of the altar of God inside the church will never be in vain.

Chief Maduakolam said that he was encouraged by the calibre of security operatives seen in the church premises trying to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder.

“Gov Obiano is in shock over the incident. He has actually charged security operatives to get to the root of the matter and we are optimistic that the culprits will be brought to book very soon.

“The victims who are battling to survive in the hospital need money and prayers. I enjoin people of goodwill to rise to their help. For me, I am donating my February and March salaries to them. I pray that the injured will come out alive to tell their stories.

“We also pray for the repose of the soul of persons who met their untimely end in a church while they were praying to their God,” he said.

In his response,  Daniel Ntukokwu, who said he miraculously escaped the attack because his car developed some mechanical fault as he was about going to the church on the day of the attack, thanked the governor’s aide for his huge donations.

He said that his elder brother, Pastor Solomon Ntukokwu and his two children are in critical condition in an unnamed hospital.

Also, Dr Ekwesianya Emmanuel, who lost his 72- year old brother, Elder Kenneth Ekwesianya, Mrs Grace Ekwesianya and their daughter, 32- year old Miss Chioma Ekwesianya during the deadly attack said that the family was passing through tough time at the moment.

He appreciated Chief Maduakolam for identifying with the family of the slain worshippers.

Gov Obiano’s aide was accompanied on his visit by Chief Gabriel Obi Okafor (Ogene Azia), Anujulu Ikenna (Ortega) Ezeogu Obiorah Franklin (King) Mbachuazia Izuchukwu and Ezebunnanwa Ifeanyichukwu (Aku).

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