By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA—CHIEF Cyprian Ikegwuonu, father of Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu (aka Bishop), who was among the 13 people killed during the early morning massacre at St. Philips Catholic Church, Egbema Ozubulu in Ekwusigo local government area on August 6, 2017, would be buried today amid tight security.St. Philip Catholic Church, Umuezekwe Ofufe, Amakwa Ozubulu, attacked by gunmen.
The Anambra State Police Command said that it would deploy about 500 policemen to the venue of the burial to ensure that security was maintained.
The 75 year old Ikegwuonu was shot at severally inside the church while attending an early morning service and he later died at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.
The attack on the church was traced to alleged unfulfilled business deal. Although the Police promised to get to the root of the matter, the brains behind the mayhem are yet to be apprehended.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Mrs. Nkeiruka Nwode, said yesterday that the command would leave no stone unturned to ensure that peace reigned throughout the period of the burial ceremonies.
She said: “What happened on that fateful day was unfortunate and the command would not want a repeat of such incident in this state.”
“We want to assure every person or group attending the burial that they will be adequately secured because the command sees the security of its citizenry as its number one priority.”