Six South-West Governors would soon hold a security meeting on how to consolidate the existing security system in the region.
Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun disclosed this on Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, following the gruesome killings in the state.
Governor Abiodun who paid a condolence visit to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in the Government House alongside his Lagos and Kwara states counterparts, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq on the attack on worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Speaking on behalf of the visiting governors, Abiodun described the incident as an attack on the entire people of the South-West region.
He said: “We have come this morning to commiserate with His Excellency and the good people of Owo and, of course, Ondo State by extension. On behalf of our families and people and governments of Ogun, Kwara and the Lagos States on the very dastardly event that happened on the 5th of June, 2022, at the Catholic church in Owo.
“The news filtered in on the evening of the 5th and it came as a shock to all your brother Governors across the length and breadth of this country, but in particular those of us that come from the South-West zone. We find this attack, not just an attack on the good people of Owo, or the good people of Ondo State but the entire people of the South-West zone.
“Of course, we have met and we have condemned this act which we find as most unfortunate. Your Excellency, this is an attack too many. We know that you have been at the vanguard of ensuring peace and security for your people. You are the champion of the Amotekun in the South-West.
“We, your brothers, wonder if this is more personal because of the role you have played in ensuring that our zone is secured. One wonders if there is a particular reason this attack was launched in your hometown of Owo. We are deeply pained, we are deeply saddened and we commiserate with you.
“We pray for the lives of the departed, we pray that the almighty God forgives their sins and accepts their souls. We commiserate with their families, we sympathize with those that are still in the hospitals.” (Independent)