- America’s mass shooting has been described as child’s play compared to the killing of worshipers at a Catholic church in Owo, Ondo State
- The description was adapted from the State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu informed of the incident on Sunday, June 5 may happen again in the state
The state governor Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu, stated on Sunday June 5 that believers being killed at St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo by unidentified gunmen is child’s play compared to the mass shootings in the United States.
In a short time after visiting the scene of the incident, the governor announced in a series of tweets that he was at various hospitals where survivors were receiving medical treatment.
Akeredolu, who made his journey to Abuja for the All Progressives Congress presidential primary and dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari, described the attack as tragic, appalling, a massacre and the most insidious act that could happen in any society.
“What happened today is tragic. There’s no better way to qualify it. It is the most tragic event! Dreadful! What we saw in America is child’s play compared to what happened here.”
“The fact that it happened in a church is highly reprehensible, to say the least. I am terribly sad.”
Akeredolu offered his condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in the attack and reassured the public that the people of Ondo State were not would ease down.
“It won’t happen again. I have urged the security chiefs to take whatever action is necessary.”
We will hunt down the attackers and make them pay for it, Governor Akeredolu swears
Akeredolu had vowed to hunt down the terrorists behind the killing of innocent people in Owo, Ondo State.
The state governor urged the people of the state not to take laws into their own hands over the incident.
One Statement from the state government said the governor condemned the unprovoked attack on innocent believers.
Buhari responds as terrorists kill several people in Ondo State Catholic Church
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari announced the heinous killing of believers Sunday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom, Ondo State.
The President says only fiends from the underworld could have conceived and carried out such a vile deed, and added that eternal suffering awaits them both here on earth and ultimately in the afterlife.
Buhari made the announcement in a statement provided by his Special Advisor to the Media and Public Relations, Femi Adesina.