Owo Church Attack: We will continue to support victims’ families – Ondo Govt.

The Ondo State Government has pledged continuous support to families of victims of the June 5, 2022 gunmen attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The attack on the church left 41 persons dead with several people injured.

The State’s Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who led other state executive council members to a memorial mass in the church on Saturday in Owo, said it was indeed a black Sunday for the people of Ondo State and Nigeria in general.

While appreciating Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu for all he had done for the victims and survivors, the deputy governor, revealed that each of the survivors had gotten the sum of N500,000 in two tranches.

He adding that the state government had also built a memorial park in honour of those that lost their lives to the incident.

Aiyedatiwa said the state government would continue to protect and support all citizens and residents, irrespective of tribe and religion as the state placed high premium on lives and dignity of human beings.

In his homily, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Most Rev. Jude Arogundade, said the gathering was not intended to re-enact their anger, but an opportunity to show to the world how the victims have been healed in Christ.

Arogundade called on government to wake up to its responsibility, hold accountable the perpetrators of the dastardly act and look inward for the emancipation of Nigeria.

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