Ohaneze Ndigbo in Ondo State has questioned the motive of the statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on the massacre that occurred Sunday in a Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State.
The Igbo group also expressed disappointment at what it called belated reaction from the President, saying it is a sign of the dismal concern of the Buhari-led administration on the people.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo accused the APC government of confusing Nigerians with its conflicting roles and statements.
Secretary of the group in Ondo State, Prince Erondu Uche said since the President was on medical leave, one would expect that the authentic statement would come from the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
He said: “We condemn in strong terms, the killing of Igbos who gathered on Sunday to worship God in a Church at Ozubulu by yet to be identified gunmen.
“This is dastardly, inhuman and a crime that can be likened to an act of terrorism. We are calling on the Presidency, the Inspector General of Police and the Anambra State governor to apprehend, investigate and prosecute the perpetrators.
“We also want to express our disappointment at the rather late condemnation that came from the Presidency, which goes to show the low level of concern of the government for the ordinary citizens.
“We are not sure of the authenticity of the statement that eventually came, since it is a common knowledge that our President is on Medical leave, which leaves the bulk in the table of the Acting President
“This position is further confirmed by the comment made by the Special Adviser to the President on media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on a Channel’s Television program last night, that a statement is on the way from the office of the Acting President,” he said.