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Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, has described the Sunday’s attack on worshippers of Owo Catholic Church, where many were killed as “ungodly incident as a threat to the foundation and existence of Nigeria”.
Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, described the perpetrators of the gory attack as evil, saying they should be ready to face the wrath of God.
He insisted that the Federal Government had failed in its efforts to secure the country, wondering why it has become a crime to go the church to worship.
“Cases of Boko Haram and bandits and other criminal elements always attacking churches and mosques have simply shown the failures of the government. It has also exposed the crass incompetence of Nigeria’s leaders and the security apparatus”,
“Reports at my disposal showed clearly that the attackers actually disguised as worshippers of the church, planted an explosive device within the church premises and carried out their evil attack on innocent worshippers.
“They later kidnapped the Reverend Father, leaving worshippers cold dead in the pool of their blood.
“The criminals, according to reports, did not come with vehicles, they hijacked vehicles on the road to convey their victims”
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“Meanwhile, the owner of the hijacked vehicle had gone to Owo A. Division to report the incident, even as all the roads in the ancient town had reportedly been deserted as people had stayed off the roads.
“The Federal Government must rise to its responsibility, begin a thorough investigation into the attack and also bring the perpetrators of this gory incident to book. Investigation into the Owo Catholic bomb attack should not be swept under the carpet. Those that carried out the attack are not ghosts, they must be apprehended immediately.”
While condoling with the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ajibade Ogunoye, Adams, however, urged the governor not to relent in his efforts to secure the state.
“The video clips and pictures of the deadly attack on worshippers could best be imagined. Such an attack would definitely not happen in a saner clime where there is effective security. It would not happen in a country where the lives of the citizens are precious to the government,” he added.