Tony Okafor, Awka
Men of the Nigerian Police Force have trailed some suspects of the August 6, 2017 killings at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, to South Africa, Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar has said.
Umar stated this on Wednesday when some Ozubulu widows carried a protest to his office at Amawbia, Anambra State.
He assured the people of Ozubulu that those involved in the killings must be punished.
He said the Federal Government, in conjunction with the Police, was working in tandem with the South African government in making sure that justice was done on the issue.
Umar said the witnesses in the case must be protected, adding that the Command was ready for any body who wants to foment trouble in the area.
He said, “We are resolute, we are determined, we must make sure the community and its people are protected and we must go after anyone involved in this case, no matter how connected the person is.”
He asked the people to go about their normal business, adding that the Police were on top of the situation.
The Ozubulu widows had stormed the state police headquarters in Amawbia, demanding justice over the killings in the community.
Speaking through their leader, Mrs. Nonye Onwuzulike, the women told the police that witnesses in the matter were being threatened by unknown persons across the globe.