Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the Federal Government is prepared to give victims of the Ozubulu attack the best possible medical treatment wherever it is available.
Onyeama disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Nnewi when a delegation of the Federal Executive Council paid a condolence visit to the victims, government and people of Anambra.
The minister said the attack, which left 13 worshippers dead and scores severely wounded, was “inexplicable, extremely painful and reprehensible.
“We visited the hospital and in the children’s ward we saw little children that were shot.
“We saw one little child who was shot in the stomach. His mother was killed and his father was also injured as well.
“It is one of the most horrific things you can imagine and you are left totally stunned and incapable of comprehending the madness that can lead to such behavior.
“However, at the end of the day, anger and pain are not the solution,” he said.
Onyeama said the Federal Government was very keen to assist those in the hospital as well as help the community in the healing process.
“That is what needs to be done. The immediate area of intervention is to assist in the medical treatment of those in the hospital. We thank God they are in stable condition.
“As the leader of the delegation mentioned, if more specialist treatment is required that is not available locally, the Federal Government is prepared to take the victims anywhere they could get it,” he said.