- APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has joined the list of sympathizers over the gruesome killing of worshippers in St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State
- Tinubu in a condolence message called for absolute support for the families of the victims, the people of Owo and the entire Ondo state
- He however urged the law enforcement to ensure the apprehension of the culprits and bring them to justice
Former governor of Lagos state and presidential aspirants of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has reacted to the gruesome killing of worshipers at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
Tinubu in a statement made available to Legit.ng described the incident as reprehensible stating that there is no place for such hatred and wanton taking of innocent lives.
Tinubu calls for immediate action from law enforcement
The APC stalwart also called for the apprehension of the evil perpetrators for them to be subjected to the full measure of the law and justice.
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“I urge the police and security agencies to do all that is within their powers to get to the bottom of this attack, apprehend the wicked perpetrators and bring them to justice.
“There is no place for such hatred and wanton taking of innocent lives in our nation.
“No one can discern the darkness in the mind of those that will kill people who are merely engaged in the harmless practice of their faith.
"This violent attack has shocked the conscience of the nation and shattered the peace of this ancient town."
Tinubu calls for unity amid tragic incident
Tinubu continued stating that the wicked act by the killers was an attempt to distort the unity of the country.
“We must unite so that together we extinguish this evil from our nation. We owe it to ourselves and to those who lost their lives in this heinous attack.
“Violent extremism and insecurity want to bring us low. We must continue to do all that we can to beat the vile challenge so that Nigeria becomes its better self. The architects of violence shall only seal their own fate but not the fate of this nation or the peace-loving people who inhabit it.”
Tinubu further urged Nigerians to stand and commiserate with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the families of the victims of the attack, and the people of Owo and Ondo states.
“I too mourn and extend my condolences to the pastors and leaders of St. Francis Catholic Church.
“I urge the people of the state to remain calm and peaceful.
“May God watches over this republic and the people of Nigeria such that such evil is quickly and forever extinguished from the land.”
Why gunmen attack catholic church in Owo, Shehu Sani reveals
Senator Sani in reaction to the attack, shared his opinion regarding what actually led to the attack by unknown gunmen.
The PDP chieftain took to his official Facebook page and revealed the terrorists had planned to wreak havoc in the country and cause a national war.
Buhari reacts as terrorists kill several people in Ondo state catholic church
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the heinous killing of worshippers on Sunday, June 5, at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom, in Ondo State.
The president says only fiends from the nether region could have conceived and carried out such dastardly act, adding that eternal sorrow awaits them both on earth here, and ultimately in the hereafter.
Buhari disclosed this in a statement made available by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.