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FG to beef up security in worship centres — Ngige

Aug 12, 2017
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The Federal Government says it will come up with security plans that will guarantee the safety of lives and property in worship centres across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this in Ozubulu, Anambra State when he led a delegation to commiserate with the people and government of Anambra on Saturday.

The delegation was led to St. Philip’s Catholic Church by Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, and the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Rev. Dr Hillary Okeke.

Ngige said the Federal Government would cooperate with Anambra to ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

The minister, who described the attack as “heinous, wicked and sacrilegious,” said the delegation would report back to the Presidency.

He said the Federal Government would also work out a security framework to protect worshippers anywhere in the country.

Ngige, who was briefed by the Bishop of the church, Rev. Fr. Jude Onwuaso, said efforts would be made to forestall a recurrence.

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In his remarks, Okeke said the church was praying for the repentance of the perpetrators.

He said the government and the security agencies could go ahead with the hunt for the culprits, but added that, as Christians, the diocese was praying that the masterminds would change their ways.

He called for prayers and support for the victims, either directly to the affected families, through the church or its Victims Support Fund.

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