- Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has dismissed FG’s statement that ISWAP terrorist group was responsible for the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo
- Governor Akeredolu noted that FG was premature in his statement and he would just take a pinch of salt
- The governor stated that ISWAP is known for it is to claim responsibility for her attack, adding that the attackers are not yet known
Akure, Ondo State – Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said he takes the federal government’s declaration of ISWAP as terrorists for the attack on Ondo as a pinch of salt.
Governor Akeredolu pointed out that the FG was premature in its statement, adding that the ISWAP always held responsibility for each of them attack carried out.
On Sunday, June 5, some unidentified gunmen attacked St. Francis Church in Owo County, Ondo State, killing many worshipers.
Governor Akeredolu responded to the federal government’s request in an interaction with a Swiss-based Christian human rights organization, Christian Solidarity International (CSI).
The statement is correct hasty. I take their conclusion with a pinch of salt. ISWAP does not hide its attacks. If they had, they would have admitted it. We have yet to know and our security guards are still on their trail.
Ondo people ready to fight insecurity – Akeredolu
According Vanguard, the governor, described the attack as a crime against humanity, adding that the Southwest region was a peaceful haven before the horrific attack.
Akeredolu in his reaction added that despite the attack on people’s psyche, the people of the state are ready to fight insecurity.
He announced that the Government
is committed to helping the victims of the attack, particularly those who have lost loved ones and those who are hospitalized.
We have a plan to help the to help victims of the attack. Including those who have lost their lives and those who are in the hospitals. We deliberately have people who have offered help to the state government. Some people have donated to the Catholics.
Ondo Church Attack: OPC, Gani Adams Blow Hot, warns of impending war in the Southwest
The Aare of Onakakanfo Yoruba Land, Gani Adams and the OPC have called Sunday’s attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo ungodly.
In a separate statement, the generalissimo and the group warned of the impending War in the southwestern region.
The Yoruba monarch also expressed concern about the security situation across the country, describing the attack as a threat to the establishment and existence of believers.
Attack on Ondo Church: CAN holds protest, prayer session and sends strong message to international bodies
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Owo Council Area, held a protest and prayer session at St. Francis Catholic Church on Monday which was attacked on Sunday, June 5.
Community Christian leaders called on international bodies to intervene in the ongoing attacks on churches across the country to interfere.
CAN Council Chair Joshua Oladapo said the incident was a bad event, lamenting how hospitals are dealing with the treatment of victims.