Owo attack: Atiku condoles with Catholic church, asks govt to arrest criminals involved


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the attack on St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.


Atiku urged the government and security agents to ensure that those behind the attack are arrested and made to face justice.


In a post on Facebook, the former Vice President condoled with the Catholic church over the incident.


He expressed hope that Nigeria would have a lasting solution to insecurity challenges.


According to Atiku: “I condemn the attack on the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in Owo council area of Ondo State capital. My prayers are with the people of Owo, especially families of the deceased.


“I do hope that the state government and relevant security agencies will leave no stone unturned in apprehending the criminals and bringing them to justice.


“I condole with the body of Catholic faithful in Nigeria. I pray that some day, very soon, we shall have a lasting solution to these painful episodes.-AA”


Recall that not less than 25 worshippers were killed by herdsmen who attacked a Catholic church at Owo.


A top official of the Catholic Church in Ondo State put the number of those killed at 25.

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