Owo church attack victims won’t be forgotten – Akeredolu
One year after terrorists attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, pledged that the victims of the tragic attack would not be forgotten.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde, in a statement, described the attack as a devastating tragedy that struck the government and people of the state, noting that the government would always remember the tragedy that befell Owo Kingdom.
The statement said, “It’s been one year since the massacre that occurred at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo. 41 persons were killed, while several others were injured. Workers of iniquity invaded our land and terminated the lives of our people. It was a black Sunday.
“One year after, we are still nursing our pain. The scars of the heavy blow dealt to us will always remind us of our losses and the pain we endured. The horrific attack was a dagger drawn into our hearts. It was the most dastardly act that could happen in any society.
“The Church of God was desecrated. A place of worship, considered safe, was turned into a slaughter slab. Our people were mindlessly killed by cowards and mass murderers. It was a tale of pain, sorrow, and fear. We are still grappling with the shock from the attack.”