A former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has condemned the Sunday morning terrorist attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, Ondo State, saying it was “senseless” and it “assaults our humanity and bludgeons our sensibilities.”
In a statement posted to his verified Facebook page, Mimiko also commiserated with the families of the victims of the attack.
The statement partly read, “The senseless attack on unarmed worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, in Ondo state, on Sunday morning, is a condemnable act and it assaults our humanity and bludgeons our sensibilities.
“I commiserate with the families of the victims. I have placed a call through to the Olowo to commiserate with him and the good people of Owo kingdom on the huge loss recorded from the attack.”
While also commiserating with the Ondo State government over the attack, the two-term governor of the state urged the Rotimi Akeredolu-led government to mobilise healthcare assets to Owo and seek help from neighbouring states, if need be, to save those who were injured from the attack.
He also charged the state government to apprehend the perpetrators of the attack, while calling on residents of the state to stay alert and vigilant in the face of worsening security situation in the country.
“I have also contacted the state government to express my condolences and solidarity in the face of this unimaginable terror attack.
“I urge the state government to mobilise all available healthcare assets to Owo and, if need be, call for assistance from neighbouring states so as to save as many as possible of those who were wounded in the attack.
“We stand with the government and people of Ondo State. We stand in solidarity with the Olowo, the people of Owo and the Catholic Diocese of Ondo. We condemn this satanic attack in its entirety.
“As a matter of urgency, I urge the government to apprehend and bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to immediate justice.
“We also call on our people to be alert and vigilant so as to nip any illegality and repeat the attack in the bud. We surely shall outlive and outlast the enemies of this land,” Mimiko wrote. (Punch)