It is with deep sorrow that I write to express my condolences to His Excellency, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the people of Ondo State, particularly the people of Owo, the Christian family, particularly the Catholic Church, all parishioners of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, and all those who lost loved ones during the terrorist attack that took place yesterday, the 5th day of June, 2022.
I have been greatly disturbed since I heard the news of the said attack yesterday. This attack, which is extremely sad and worrisome, and happened on pentecost Sunday, an extremely important day in Christianity as it signifies the birth of Christianity and the importance of the holy spirit in the life of all Christians, is extremely concerning. I must state that no day is appropriate or appointed for such a dastardly act of pure terrorism.
I have no doubt that the perpetrators of the said act of terrorism will be apprehended and commend His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for the swiftness in responding to the said incidence.
I condemn, in the strongest terms, the said act of terrorism and pray that such an act will cease in our land. Amen.
May God grant the families of those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incidence the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen. To the people of Ondo State, particularly Owo, I pray that God comfort us all. Amen.
Adeniyi Adegbonmire SAN