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“Unknown gunmen have crossed the red line” – Atiku condemns Ondo church attack

Former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has frowned at the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa, in Owo, Ondo State, as he notes that the perpetrators have crossed the red line.

Mr Atiku in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, condemned the attack and any such attack on a worship centre as unacceptable. Black Sunday: Davido, Mr Macaroni, Falz, Others react to Owo church attack

The statement reads: “Any attack on innocent citizens indeed of a gathering of worshippers in any place in Nigeria stands condemned; it is a red line.

“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 stones unturned in apprehending the criminals.

“I condole with all the affected families; the St. Francis Catholic Church Owa-luwa; the body of Catholic faithful in Nigeria and the people and government of Ondo State.

“Even as I pray that someday, very soon, we shall have a lasting solution to these painful episodes, I urge the security agencies not to relent in their efforts to fish out the culprits and bring them to justice.”

On Facebook, he added: “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.”

 

 

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