Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), in Anambra, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, has disclosed that of the 26 victims of St Philips Catholic Church Ozubulu attack by gunmen who were admitted in the medical facility, eight victims are still receiving treatment in the hospital.
Prof Igwegbe made this known while addressing newsmen after the opening ceremony of the ongoing four-day Service Compact With All Nigerians (SERVICOM) training at NAUTH.
He said: “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, and I am happy that we are able to put our acts together and manage them effectively.”
It could be recalled that In a statement issued on the Ozubulu massacre by Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Hilary Odili Okeke, the church confirmed the death toll in the attack was 13.