Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has declared a seven-day mourning in honour of those killed by terrorist during Sunday mass at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo.
Akeredolu On Owo Church Killing
KanyiDaily had reported how some gunmen stormed the church on Sunday and killed over 50 worshipers, while several others sustained gunshot injuries.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, the Governor ordered all public buildings, facilities, and official residences in the State to fly flags at half-mast for seven days.
“In honour of the victims of this unfortunate attack, I hereby direct that all flags be flown at half-mast for seven days, starting from today, Monday, June 6, to Sunday, June 12, 2022.
“It is a collective loss to the people of our dear State. We will not be deterred in responding appropriately to this dastardly act,” the statement reads.
Akeredolu said the attack on the church’s innocent worshipers was a deliberate and calculated strike on Ondo people, noting that those who unleashed the unprovoked terror attack have tested the collective resolves of everyone.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the church attack and called on security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly criminality who he described as being “possessed and demonic”.