Ondo church attack: NANS sends message to Buhari, Akeredolu

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian
Students (NANS) has condemned in totality, the attack and
heinous killing of many worshippers at St. Francis Catholic
Church in Owa-luwa Street, Owo town, Owo Local Government
Area of Ondo State.
The students’ body, in its reaction, charged the President
Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and the Ondo
State Government under the watch of Governor Rotimi
Akeredolu to nip in the bud, the rising insecurity in Owo town
and to ensure that the perpetrators of the “massacre” are
brought to book.
The Executive Director, Campus Intervention, NANS National
Secretariat, Comrade Oladimeji Uthman, in a statement made
available to DAILY POST, condemned how some gunmen on
Sunday invaded the church during its Pentecost Sunday mass
and shot many dead.
“It is so sad to say that while the Holy Mass was going on,
some unknown gunmen attacked and opened fire on members
of the church, leaving many feared dead and scores of others
injured. This is sad. It is inhumane, sardonic, satanic and
pathetic,” Uthman said.
He expressed worry that Owo Local Government Area houses
one of the state-owned tertiary institutions, Rufus Giwa
Polytechnic, Owo, asking security agencies to ensure that the
assailants do not go scot-free.
“It is sad and inhumane waking up to such heart wrecking
news as this is an unexpected development. The perpetrators
of Owo massacre must not go unpunished.
“The leadership of the students body condemn in totality, this
satanic activity as this unfortunate incident is highly
condemnable and it poses a serious threat to our collective
existence as a people.
“The various heads of security agencies should as a matter of
urgency deploy their men to the community to monitor and
restore normalcy as the lives of our students studying in Owo
town is so precious to us as a leadership.
“We call on all Nigerian students in the Sunshine State to be
law abiding, vigilant and not to take laws into their hands.
“NANS also commiserates with families of those who lost
their loved ones in this unfortunate attack and bring succor to
the wounded,” he said.

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