Owo attack: Bring perpetrators to book to forestall future occurrence says NNPP Chieftain, Adekunle Taiwo


A year after Owo Church attact, a Chieftain of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP,) and candidate for the seat of the State House of Assembly in Owo Constituency 1 in the recently conducted general elections in Ondo State, Hon. Chief Emmanuel Adekunle Taiwo has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to do everything possible to fish out Owo mascaras perpetrators and bring them to book forestall future occurrence.

Taiwo lamented that till date, the perpetrators have not been brought to book.

According to him, the incident of Owo mascaras where scores of innocent citizens were killed had been the most dehumanizing and disturbing saying that with this singular reason, there must be a vast improvement of security within every state of Nigeria.

Taiwo while extended condolences to the family of the last year victims of the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State said the issue of security should be taken seriously by Mr. President in this new dispensation.

“We as a people of Owo refuse to be cowed. We stand together to conderm evil and remain united to grow a better society where our people can pursue their dreams and achieve the best of their possibilities.

“Today, June 5th, 2023, marks the first anniversary of the horrific massacre of more than 50 of our people worshipping at the St Francis Catholic Church. The dastardly murder of innocent citizens is a sad, dark blot on our psysic as a community that is difficult to forget.

“The pain of the awful day, the stain of the blood spilled, the suffering of the injured and the dislocation in the lives of the loved ones left behind remain with us, as people of Owo Constituency.

“Today the memory of the sad day comes back in a flurry, we refuse to be intimidated, rather we stand united and remind ourselves that the eternal prize of security is vigilance.

“We pray the souls of the departed rest in the bosom of the Lord. We salute the courage of the survivours and condole again the loved ones left behind.


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