Christians killed in attack on church in Owo Town, Ondo State

Christians killed in attack on church in Owo Town, Ondo State

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According to reports, a group of Christians were slain at a church near the Olowo of Owo’s palace, some of them were in a coma, after an explosion at the church.

Governor Akeredolu’s response to the unfortunate occurrence was that the nasty and satanic attack was a premeditated strike on the peace-loving people of Owo Kingdom, who have enjoyed relative peace over the years.

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Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has expressed great regret over what he describes as an unwarranted attack and massacre of innocent people praying at the St Francis Catholic Church on Owa-luwa Street in Owo.

The security operatives were not to provide a thorough remark on the development as of the time of reporting this story.

“It is a black Sunday in Owo. Our hearts are heavy. Our peace and tranquility have been attacked by the enemies of the people. This is a personal loss, an attack on our dear state.

“I have spoken to the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Most Reverend Jude Arogundade, who is presently on his way to Owo. Similarly, I have had to cut short my party’s national assignment in Abuja and visit Owo immediately.

“This is an unexpected development. I am shocked to say the least. Nevertheless, We shall commit every available resource to hunt down these assailants and make them pay. We shall never bow to the machinations of heartless elements in our resolves to rid our state of criminals.

“I commiserate with my people in Owo, particularly families of the those who lost their lives to this ugly and unfortunate attack. I extend my condolences to Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye as well as the Catholic Church,” Akeredolu stated.

The governor urged the people to remain calm and vigilant. Do not take laws into your hands, adding that he has spoken to the heads of the security agencies.

Akeredolu further stated that he has equally been assured that security operatives would be deployed to monitor and restore normalcy to Owo kingdom.