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It was a black day in Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra state when twelve indigenes of the state who were victim of book haram on January 6 in Mubi area of Adamawa state were laid to rest The people were killed at a town union’s meeting. Stakeholders such as Governor Peter Obi National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Victor Umeh the member representing Anaocha Njikoka Dunukofia Federal Constituency Mrs Uche Ekwunife could not hold back tears Also women and men most especially the old ones who wore black dresses wept terribly They called for God’s intervention Moving scenes were created by women who were faced with the grim fact that their husbands brothers and sons were gone never to return Most of the mourners cried when the mass conducted by the Catholic Bishop of Awka Revd Paulinus Ezeokeke at the Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church Adazi Nnukwu ended The sight of pallbearers who carried the bodies from the church to the gravesite brought tears Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) Chief Raph Uwazuruike who stormed the funeral with members of his group told newsmen said Ndigbo has kept quiet for too long He said: “I think the people of this area have kept quiet for so long a time but I think we have a name and integrity to protect” In his sermon Bishop Ezeokafor described the Boko Haram activities as senseless and reckless He said it was sad that members of the group killed twelve people in their prime and left their children and relatives helpless The cleric urged the people to pray fervently to avert the anger of the Lord saying it was painful and shocking for a community to bury twelve of their own lost to a senseless group He said: “We are living in hard times we need to be courageous and faithful to God We should live without fear but we are saying that enough is enough We cannot continue like this It is our responsibility to save life and not to destroy it Security agencies should rise up to the challenges and their responsibilities The forces of darkness are on the prowl” Ekwunife who was in tear promised that the House of Representatives would give the quick about passing of Terrorism bill She described the deceased as heros and heroines saying Ndigbo would not go to war because of people she said were without conscience and hope Ekwunife said: “We do not want revenge because it is not our style but nobody should force us to lose our temper This is a monumental loss; we cannot continue losing our loved ones” Obi who was not left out in the pain said his government wold give out scholarship to children of the victims He said “aside the one million naira already promised by the Adamawa State government for each family of the victims we will add another one million each to the families The governor said Southeast governors are collaborating with the Federal Government on the security of Ndigbo in the nation Earlier some traders have besieged the venue with placard calling for retaliation The placards read: “enough is enough; these killings must stop enough of these provocations the nation is for all of us” among others But the governor has urged them not to take laws into their hands stressing that federal would do its possible best to protect lives and property of the people Anambra State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) described it as madness Its chairman Bishop Ephraim Ndife said:”This is madness and we cannot understand it Why would sanctity of human life not be respected by people who claim they are worshiping God Look at how these families have lost their breadwinners and the community its prominent citizens What happened to them happened to all of us I pray the church would not think at all of taking vengeance or the community because it is biblical that vengeance is God’s and not man” Umeh said:”It is very unfortunate because every time something like this happens people speak tough language and at the end nothing happens and it continues It is time we have a national conference for the future of Nigeria and how Ndigbo should exist and if it is not done things would continue to happen like this We need a very strong regional governments and weaker centre so that the regions would man their area We can’t be living like this because we want peace when those we are dealing with do not want us” National President of Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) Chief Dr Innocent Onwubuya said:” It is a calamity and I have no words to describe what happened to our brothers but to pray for their souls to rest in the bosom of God I am praying that God will touch the hearts of these faceless killers so that they will stop maiming human lives that they cannot create” Secretary General Alliance for Igbo Youths Emeka Moneme said it was sad that the Federal Government was not represented at the burial He said: “How can people killed by Boko Haram sect in Adamawa are being buried today and nobody from the Federal Government is here to condole with Ndigbo It is not fair and we would no longer take this”

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