Igwe Of Ozubulu Reveals Full Details Of The Cause Of The Problem That Led To The Ozubulu Church Killings

Igwe Nnamdi Oruche of Ozubulu in Ekusigo local government area of Anambra state disclosed that the problem that led to the massacre of some parishioners of St. Philips Catholic Church started as far back as 2007 when Ozubulu Development Union, ODU, which has a branch in South Africa, wanted to elect a new president-general there.

The Igwe said the resulted disagreement caused bad blood among some members of the development union. He Said;

“This created a major disagreement over who would be their leader in that country and it eventually tore them apart. But the overall President General both in Ozubulu and in Diaspora, Norbert Anigbogu, intervened by inviting the two factions back home for a peaceful resolution of the problem.

“When they returned, a traditional oath was prepared for them to take in order to enthrone brotherliness among them and to further quell the rift between the factions, but most of them refused to take the oath on the basis that they are Christians.

“At that point, an alternative was made and a Catholic priest, Rev. Father Chidolue was invited to perform the Christian aspect of oath-taking, which was done and everyone appreciated it.

“But later, the conflict was rekindled by some of them who reneged on the agreement made during the oath-taking, alleging that since I, the traditional ruler, was not present during the exercise, the reconciliation was null, void and improper.”

Vanguard reports that the monarch said that despite the disagreement, another executive of ODU three years ago, went further to invite the Alloysius Ikegwuonwu-led group and the rival group to return home for another peace move, adding that after appealing to them to maintain peace, the aggrieved parties visited the Blessed Sacrament of St. Michael Catholic Church, Ozubulu, where they also embraced themselves as brothers and became happy with each other again.


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