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Owo terror attack: Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun, AbdulRahman donate N75m to victims

By Friday Omosola, Akure

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Lagos State State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, have donated a sum of N75 million for the victims of the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owa-luwa Street, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Governors who donated N25 million each said the attack was not just on the good people of Owo and Ondo State alone but the entire people of the South-West region. They disclosed this during a condolence visit to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, disclosing that the region would soon meet to take a position to further consolidate and improve security architecture in the zone. The Trumpet Gathered

“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, 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.

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“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. In fact, you are the champion of the Amotekun in the South-West.”

Similarly, they described the attack as painful, saddening and commiserated with the family of the victims—Sunshine State citizens, saying they were wondering if there was a particular reason the attack was launched in the governor’s hometown of Owo.

“We, your brothers, wonder if this was more personal because of the role you have played in ensuring that our zone is secured. We pray for the lives of the departed, we pray that the almighty God forgives their sins and accepts their souls.”

Meanwhile, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned that the people of the South-West would not tolerate another unprovoked attack on the region under any guise, noting that people of Ondo State and the South-West region at large have always come to the country in peace and unity. He described the attack as one too many, noting that the people of the Southwest region have always maintained peace and unity of the country.

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