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Owo Church Attack: PDP, APC, Mimiko Call For Vigilance

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ONDO PDP CONDEMNS ATTACK ON WORSHIPPERS AT OWO

The people of Owo woke up to the devastating news of innocent worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, murdered in cold blood. The entire ancient city was thrown into total confusion and frustration.

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Ondo State Chapter condemns in very strong terms this attack in which more than fifty persons including women and children were killed.  It is very sad that, human lives mean very little to those whose business it is to provide security for lives and properties in our country.

A situation where everybody lives in fear of being kidnapped or even killed in this senseless manner should be addressed as a matter of urgency by the Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government. We cannot continue to live like this as a people.

Our party commiserates with families of the victims of this attack, the Olowo of Owo, His Royal Majesty Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye 111 and all Ondo State people who are traumatised by this killing.  We also urge the security agencies to up their game to be more proactive than allowing this kind of calamity to strike before promises of tracking down the culprits.

It is unacceptable for worshippers to be mowed down in a Church. The perpetrators must certainly be animals just in human skin.It is sacrilegious.

Kennedy Ikantu Peretei.

State Publicity Secretary, PDP, Ondo State.

Press Statement

5th June, 2022

Owo attack: Ondo APC commiserates with Akeredolu, Olowo, others

The attack on a St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, on Sunday is unbelievably shocking and despicable.

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, is deeply sad by the act of wickedness, that left on it’s trail misery, painful tears, and irreparable losses.

The Chairman, on behalf of the State chapter, condemns the killing of innocent souls, in a most gruesome manner, who gathered to worship their creator.

Adetimehin prayed God to console the bereaved families, Mr. Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, over the attack.

The State APC challenges security agencies to smoke out the perpetrators of the dastard act, and make all necessary arrangements to forestall a recurrence.

Adetimehin further urges the good people of the State to be more vigilant and report suspicious activity to security agencies, for prompt response.  

Signed
Alex Kalejaye,
Publicity Secretary
Ondo APC

Mimiko Condemns Owo Attack, Calls for Urgent Action

Dr Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has condemned the gunmen attack on unarmed worshipers at St Francis Catholic Church Owa-luwa, Owo in Ondo state.

Mimiko, in a statement by John Paul Akinduro, his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, said “the Owo massacre is a condemnable act and it assaults our humanity and bludgeons our sensibilities”

The former governor also called on the state government to take “immediate action to mobilize all available healthcare assets to Owo and if need be call for assistance from neighbouring States so as to be able to save as many as possible of those who were wounded in the attack”.

He also called on the government to apprehend and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to immediate justice.

Mimiko commisserated with the government and people of Ondo state, Owo Kingdom, the Catholic diocese of Ondo and families of the victims.

According to him, “We stand with the government and people of Ondo State. We stand in solidarity with the Olowo and the people of Owo, the Catholic diocese of Ondo and condemn this satanic attack in its entirety.

“I have placed a call through to Kabiyesi to commiserate with him and the good people of Owo kingdom on the huge loss recorded from the attack. I have also contacted the State government to express my condolences and solidarity in the face of this unimaginable terror attack”.

Mimiko also called on every resident to be alert and, vigilant so as to nip any illegality and repeat attack in the bud.

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