Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Anambra, has revealed that out of the 26 victims of the St. Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu attack who were rushed in the medical facility, eight are still confined in the hospital.
Prof. Igwegbe stated this while giving a talk to reporters after the opening ceremony of the ongoing four-day Service Compact with All Nigerians, SERVICOM, training at NAUTH.
He stated, “About eight are still in the hospital because they have bone injuries and it takes time to heal. Some had gone for first surgery and some need a second surgery, while others have large infected wounds that are taking some time to heal. We are glad that we have not lost any other person since that time, we are managing them perfectly.”
“Some have been going home quietly, and the remaining cases are what the hospital can handle. There is no need to take them abroad for further treatment, because we are equal to the challenge. None of them is beyond our capability and the facilities are here, I am happy that we are able to put our acts together and manage them effectively.”
It could be called to mind that in a statement provided on the Ozubulu massacre by Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Hilary Odili Okeke, the church affirmed the death count in the attack was 13.