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Owo Attack: Tinubu, Nigerian governors donate N125 million to victims

Owo Attack: Tinubu, Nigerian governors donate N125 million to victims

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, on Monday, visited Owo, where gunmen attacked and killed dozens of worshippers in a church.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State received Mr Tinubu.

Speaking at the Olowo of Owo’s palace, Mr Akeredolu described the Pentecost Sunday, when the incident happened, as “a black Sunday.”

“A heinous crime of this level has never been experienced in the Southwest.,” the governor said.

“A group of people, terrorists, came into a very serene area, into a city, and commit this horrific crime. It’s heart wrecking. This is unbearable and challenging to us. Like I said, we are determined to go after these criminals.”

Owo Attack: Tinubu, Nigerian governors donate N125 million to victims
Owo Attack: Tinubu, Nigerian governors donate N125 million to victims

Mr Tinubu said the attackers meant more damage than Governor Akeredolu described.

He assured that he will support the government to find the attackers.

“God in His infinite mercy saved some people. Some people died as a result of this evil act. We pray that they will not die in vain.

We as promoters and supporters of this government, we will do everything to apprehend those who perpetrated this crime.

“Kabiyesi, may God Almighty give peace to you and the people of Owo and the families of those who are directly affected. It is very hard to take.”

Mr Tinubu was accompanied to Owo by a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; former Lagos Deputy Governor, Femi Pedro; former head of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu; Pius Akinyelure; among other prominent politicians in the country.

Mr Tinubu donated N50 million to the families of the victims of the attack and N25 million to the Catholic Church.

“Whatever we can do as politicians and as government supporters, we will do. We pray that Almighty God will continue to spare your lives. Government will not relent.”

Responding, the Olowo of Owo, Gbadegesin Ogunoye, called on the Federal Government to flush out all illegal occupants of the state forests across the South-west.

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