Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has condemned the gunmen attack on unarmed worshipers at St Francis Catholic Church Owa-luwa, Owo in Ondo state.
Mimiko, in a statement by John Paul Akinduro, his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, said “the Owo massacre is a condemnable act and it assaults our humanity and bludgeons our sensibilities”
The former governor also called on the state government to take “immediate action to mobilize all available healthcare assets to Owo and if need be call for assistance from neighbouring States so as to be able to save as many as possible of those who were wounded in the attack”.
He also called on the government to apprehend and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to immediate justice.
Mimiko commiserated with the government and people of Ondo state, Owo Kingdom, the Catholic diocese of Ondo and families of the victims.
According to him, “We stand with the government and people of Ondo State. We stand in solidarity with the Olowo and the people of Owo, the Catholic diocese of Ondo and condemn this satanic attack in its entirety.
“I have placed a call through to Kabiyesi to commiserate with him and the good people of Owo kingdom on the huge loss recorded from the attack. I have also contacted the State government to express my condolences and solidarity in the face of this unimaginable terror attack”.
Mimiko also called on every resident to be alert and, vigilant so as to nip any illegality and repeat attack in the bud.