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Nigerian Governors Express Sadness Over Ondo Church Attack

 

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has expressed sadness over the killings of worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

Naija News earlier reported that unknown gunmen on Sunday attacked the catholic church and killed many worshippers just as the service was nearing its conclusion.

It was gathered that the gunmen detonated explosives before firing at the worshippers including women and children.

Reacting to the sad incident, the governors described the attack as a gory, ugly, and gruesome act by extremely wicked individuals who have no conscience.

They expressed sympathies to the Owo community, the government and people of Ondo State, and the country in general over the attack.

Following the attack, the governors called on relevant security agencies to go after the perpetrators and ensure that they are arrested and prosecuted.

The governors also pledged to work with President Muhammadu Buhari, all citizens and residents of the country in order to have a fully secure environment.

The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, conveyed their sympathy in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

“We mourn with the people of Ondo State. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the Owo community, the government and people of Ondo State and the country in general following the attack on worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State in which scores of people were reportedly killed.

“The NGF considers this a gory, ugly, and gruesome act by extremely wicked and warped minds meted out to innocent victims on a holy day.

“However, in the spirit of all our faiths, we pray for them. May God forgive and grant them mercy.

“As Governors, on our oath, we solemnly pledge to work with Mr President, all citizens and residents of our dear Country, Nigeria to assure you of a fully secure environment.

“Our goal is to halt brutalities, address unresolved criminal acts and ensure all killers are ultimately brought to face the consequences of their actions,” the statement read in parts.