By Ononye VC
Senator Dr. Victor Umeh upon his return from America last weekend made his first point of call at the Bubendorff Memorial Grammar School (BMGS) Adazi-Nnukwu where he inspected the level of damage caused by the recent attack on the school by land grabbers as well as sympathized with the school management and students over the physical and psychological injuries inflicted on them by the assailants.
He regretted that adults could be so mean and brutal to the little children thanking God for their quick recovery and for ensuring there were no fatalities.
The senator admonished the students never to pay so much attention to acquisition of earthly materials to the extent of fighting the church or going into battle with God but rather to live a selfless and sacrificial life when they grow up. He commended them for their bravery in defending their school from the attackers urging them to grow with such bravery in defense of the church, the Igbo nation and their country at large.
Having been led round the facilities by the school manager and his deputy, Fr. Theo Ekwem and Fr. Hillary Okwunalu particularly the destroyed perimeter fence, the looted student farm as well as the vandalized Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (his project) he condemned the attack in strong terms especially as it is coming at a time when the nation is faced with serious security challenges. He stressed that violence is never an option in such a case especially as the court judgments are explicit on the matter describing it as act of contempt against court ruling. He reassured the school that work will continue on the chapel to achieve its timely completion and dedication.
Senator Umeh who is also an old boy commended the government of Anambra State particularly Governor Willie Obiano for his timely intervention to ensure the matter did not escalate and for the measures already put in place to arrest the situation to ensure there’ll be no repeat of such ugly incident in the future.
Ohamadike further paid a courtesy visit to the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye to sympathize with him and the church on the attack.