- Yoruba country’s Aare Onakakanfo, Gani Adams and the OPC have described Sunday’s attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo as ungodly
- The generalissimo and the group warned in a separate statement of an impending war in the southwestern region
- The Yoruba monarch further expressed his concerns about the security situation across the country and described the attack as a threat to the establishment and existence of believers
The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba country Gani Adams condemns Sunday attacks on worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state.
Gani Adam laments the current state of the nation
The Yoruba -Generalissimo expressed concern about insecurity across the country, noting the federal government has failed te to protect the country and asks why it has become a crime to go to church.
Cases of Boko Haram and bandits and other criminal elements who keep attacking churches and mosques simply demonstrated the failure of the government. It has also exposed the blatant incompetence of the Nigerian leadership and security apparatus.”
Reports available to me clearly showed that the attackers did in fact plant an explosive device inside the church premises disguised as church worshipers and carried their vicious attack on innocent worshipers off”,
They later kidnapped the Reverend Father and left the worshipers cold dead in a pool of their blood
Iba Adams then spoke to the governor of Ondo , Rotimi Akeredolu, and Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, and called on the government to continue its efforts to secure the state.
He described the video and the images of the attack scene as unimaginable and would not happen in a sane society.
The video clips and images of the fatal attack on believers may be present. Such an attack would definitely not take place in a healthier climate where there is effective security. It wouldn’t happen in a country where people live Citizens are important to the government”,
But in this sober time I feel the pain, even when I say to the governor, the royal father, the good people of the City of Owo, especially those who have them, my condolences have lost their loved ones in this cruel attack.
The attack is a condemnable act, and a sad one by the way. It’s an attempt to destabilize the state and make life unbearable for the people”,
OPC describes attack as callous, warns of war in Southwest
Similarly, the OPC described the attack as callous and a sign of imminent war in the Southwest.
The group, in a statement from its public relations secretary, Yinka Oguntimehin, claimed that bandits and shepherds had perfected their plans to invade the southwest region.
While urging the six governors in the zone to step up their security plans, she vowed to resist any attempt by criminal elements to resist causing a religious crisis in the region.
It is unfortunate that the attack on the Church of Owo was carried out in such a gruesome manner It was premeditated and I would like to say categorically that Yoruba, especially the South West Securit y Stakeholder Group, will oppose any attempt to wage a religious or ethical war in the region.
We will not allow terrorists posing as bandits or killer herders to take over our region and wage religious wars cause. We will do everything within the law to protect against outside forces determined to get rid of the Yoruba in the region.
We’ve been locked in the church for over 20 minutes, priest continues attack Ondo
Legit.ng previously reported that the terrorists who attacked St. Francis Catholic Church on Owa-luwa Street in Owo, Ondo State struck when the church was about to be closed.
According to Rev. Andrew Abayomi, one of the church’s priests, the incident lasted about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has lamented the deadly attack and vowed not to rest until the criminals are apprehended.
Attack on Owo Church, statement by War against Yoruba, Akintoye declares
Professor Banji Akintoye made the fatal attack on chris worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church described as an attack on Yoruba land.
As a result, the Yoruba leader insisted that the region urgently negotiate their exit from Nigeria must.
To go further, he asked Governor Akeredolu to declare a state of emergency for all Fulani activities in the state.