Ondo Church Attack: Osun gov commiserates with victims


By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and Osun State Government on Sunday condemn in strong terms the terrorist attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State in which several lives were lost and many worshippers injured.

According to Governor Oyetola in a press statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, “an attack of this nature is totally barbaric, wicked and an act of unprovoked aggression against innocent people. It is both mean and inhumane to turn the sacred sanctuary of a church to a killing field on a Sunday “.

While expressing sympathy to the families of those killed in the attack, and especially to the Catholic Diocese of Ondo and the government of Ondo State, we are also assuring Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the government of Ondo State of our support in any and every way possible.

“We will continue to uphold our collective resolve at all levels to confront these evil doers till the frontiers of bloodshed are totally wiped out.

“We pray God grants the families of the victims of this very unfortunate incident the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, while we pray for quick recovery of all those who sustained various forms of injuries” the statement concluded.