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Owo Attack: Tinubu Donates N75m To Victims, Church

 

2023 Presidential aspirant and the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu on Monday visited the victims of gunmen attack at St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

Naija News earlier reported that Tinubu had left delegates, chieftains and other members of the APC that had arrived in Abuja for the party’s presidential primary, for Ondo State.

The presidential hopeful arrived in Owo to see the survivors who are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

While at the hospital, Tinubu donated N50 million to aid the treatment of the victims and promised to tackle the security challenges in the country if elected as the next President.

Later, Tinubu visited some relatives of the deceased who were mourning the loss of their family members and loved ones.

The former Lagos State governor also donated N25 million to the Catholic Church where the incident happened.

Speaking at the Palace of Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye, during a condolence visit, Tinubu condemned the violent attack on innocent worshippers.

He described the attack as an evil that must be defeated, saying that there is no place for such hatred and wanton taking of innocent lives in the country.

Tinubu expressed his sadness over the tragic incident and noted that the South-West had never witnessed such an attack of such magnitude saying it was horrendous.

The APC national leader called on federal and state governments to work together to strengthen the security around the country.

Reacting, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State announced the donation at the palace of Olowo of Owo and thanked the APC leader for the gesture.

The governor later took Tinubu for an on-the-spot assessment of the scene of the attack.

Some APC leaders who accompanied Tinubu to Owo include former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Chairman of TETFUND, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, former APC National Vice Chairman, Southwest, Chief Pius Akinyelure.

Others are the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Nuhu Ribadu and former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Otunba Femi Pedro.

Tinubu had earlier reacted to the Owo gruesome killing of innocent Christian worshippers, describing the event as highly reprehensible.