Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Sunday, condemned the suspected terrorist attack on St Francis Catholic Church, in Owo, Ondo state which claimed many lives, while several other worshippers were also injured.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, on behalf of the governor and government of the state, said the attack was barbaric, wicked and unprovoked aggression against innocent people.
Expressing sympathy to the families of those killed in the attack, and especially to the Catholic Diocese of Ondo and the government of the state, Oyetola assured his Ondo State counterpart, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, of Osun’s support.
The statement read in parts, “An attack of this nature is totally barbaric, wicked and an act of unprovoked aggression against innocent people. It is both mean and inhumane to turn the sacred sanctuary of a church to a killing field on a Sunday morning.
“While expressing sympathy to the families of those killed in the attack, and especially to the Catholic Diocese of Ondo and the government of Ondo State, we are also assuring Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the government of Ondo State of our support in any and every way possible.
“We will continue to uphold our collective resolve at all levels to confront these evil doers till the frontiers of bloodshed are totally wiped out. We pray God grants the families of the victims of this very unfortunate incidence the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, while we pray for quick recovery of all those who sustained various forms of injuries.”