Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has condoled with his Ondo State counterpart, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, over Sunday’s attack at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, which led to the killing of no fewer than 40 worshippers.
He condemned the dastardly act and called on security agents to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Okowa’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, wherein he expressed shock and sadness over the heinous killing of innocent worshippers at the Owo Church.
“We received the news of the gruesome attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, which led to the death of many worshippers.
“We join all well-meaning Nigerians to condemn this unprovoked attack at a worship centre and call on security agencies to intensify efforts towards arresting the culprits and bringing them to book..
“The attack is not just barbaric but an affront on the Church of Christ, and we stand in solidarity with the Ondo people at this trying time.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I condole with my dear brother governor, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu and the people of Ondo State over the gruesome attack on innocent worshippers on Sunday in Owo.
“My profound condolences also go to the families of the deceased, the entire Catholic Church and the people of Owo Kingdom,” Okowa stated.