Press statement

The Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas and the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II has condemned the attack on the worshippers of St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo.

He described the unprovoked attack as barbaric and highly traumatizing which had left the ancient city of Owo in unquantifiable pains and agony.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Adeyeye Michael, Oba Aladetoyinbo said that the massacre of innocent and law abiding worshippers including women and children was the height of crime against God and humanity.

It is so sad that there is no sanctity and respect for human lives by these assailants who killed innocent souls who have gathered to worship God and also pray for our dear nation.

This is a sad for us in Ondo State and the hearts of all the traditional Rulers and good people of the sunshine state is heavy over this ugly incident and our heartfelt condolence and prayers is with the family of those who lost their loved ones in this barbaric attack.

Oba Aladetoyinbo wishes to commiserate with the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and the Olowo of Owo, Oba (Dr.) Ajibade Ogunoye over this incident.

The Deji urges the security agencies to go after theses attackers and bring them to justice for sins against humanity.

The Traditional Rulers in Ondo State will continue to support the Government in ensuring that the state is rid of all criminal elements.

Oba Aladetoyinbo prayed God to grant the departed soul eternal rest and console those who have lost their loved ones and grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.


Adeyeye Michael

Chief Press Secretary to the Deji & Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom.

6th June, 2022

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