Presidential Delegation visits Ozubulu Sunday attack victims at NAUTH Nnewi and Oba Trauma Center.

A Presidential delegation comprising Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adowole, Minister of Labour and
Employment, Senator Chris Ngige,Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Godfrey Onyema, Minister of
State for Environment,Ibrahim Usman and Minister of State for Education Prof Anthony Anwuka yesterday visited victims of attack at St Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu, Anambra State.
The delegation led by Senator Ngige disclosed that theFederal Government has directed that any victim that cannot be treated at theNnamdi AzikiweUniversity Hospital Nnewi should be flown to
oversee for treatment at the Federal Governments expense. The Chief Medical Director, CMD, of
NAUTH Prof.Anthony Igwegbe who took the delegation round the wards where the victims were admitted for treatment said that six of the victims are at the Orthopedic Trauma Centerof the hospital located
at Oba, Idemili South Local Government of the state.He also took them to Oba Orthopedic Trauma Center of NAUTH. While seven of the victims have been treated and discharged,while some of the victims admitted at the Intensive Care Unit, ICU of the hospital have been relocate to regular ward. Addressing the
victims Senator Ngige said the delegation was sent by the Federal Government to commiserate with them, and also tell them that anyone whose case is beyond the hospital handling, should be taken to overseas for further treatment. “Our mandate is to take abroad those who cannot be treated here, it could have been worst if this hospital is not located here, we thank the CMD, the doctors, nurses and other hospital workers who have been working round the clock to save the lives of victims. “The President who is on medical
vacation specifically asked us to commiserate with the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Rev.
Hilary Okeke, who is the Chief Sheppard of the victims” The Deputy Governor of Anambra State Dr
Nkem Okeke who represented Governor Willie Obiano told the delegation that last Sunday was a sad day
for the people of the state, adding that when the incident happened,there was speculation that the
Boko Haram insurgents and Fulani herdsmen have struck, but the Governor promptly cleared the air after visiting the scene of the incident. 

He said that the Police and the Department of State Services,DSS, are still investigating the incident to unravel the attackers, and assured that the state is still a secured state, adding that
security of the people and their property is still uppermost in the mind of the Governor, adding that the state Government will foot the bills for the treatment of the victims.

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