Secretary to Ondo State Government, Princess Catherine Oladunni Odu, has condemned Gunmen attack on worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa Street in Owo, where many worshippers were killed and several others seriously injured.

Princess Odu who accompanied Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, on an on the spot assessment of the incident condoled with families of the victims, Owo community, the Catholic Church and the entire State. She decried the tragic incident, noting that it is an act of inhumanity to mankind taken to extreme.

“The attack on Catholic church in Owo on Sunday, 5th June, 2022, is terribly inhumane.

It is saddened for man to kill fellow man. No doubt, it was a black Sunday in Owo Kingdom and a terrific blow to our dear State. It is disheartening to see children, women and men in agony, while several corpses have been taken to the morgue. I strongly condemn this act by unknown gunmen and I am sure they cannot get away with it. A church is supposed to be a sacred place, where people would feel secured. I therefore condole with the people of Owo, the Catholic church, all victims of this dastard act and the entire State. May God heal our land”, Odu said.

The Secretary to the State Government maintained that the government will do everything possible to hunt and arrest perpetrators of this evil act, while calling on anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators to oblige security operatives.

Princess Odu who revealed that Governor Akeredolu will not relent in fulfilling his social contract of securing the people of the State, urged the people of Owo to remain peaceful, by not taking laws into their hands.

Dr. Ayokunle Ikusemiju,
S.A. to the SSG

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