Owo Massacre: A Reality of the Crass Incompetence of Nigeria’s Leaders and Security Apparatus — Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams has condemned the attack on worshippers of Owo Catholic Church, where many were killed and several others sustained life-threatening injuries.

Aare Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, said the incident was ungodly and is capable of threatening the foundation and existence of Nigeria.

He described the perpetrators of the gory attack as evil, saying they have sinned against God and should be ready to face the wrath of the most high God.

Expressing concern on the spate of insecurity across the country, the Yoruba generalissimo said: “Cases of Boko Haram and Bandits and other criminal elements always attacking churches and mosques have simply shown the failures of the government. It has also exposed the crass incompetence of Nigeria’s leaders and the security apparatus.

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“The Federal Government must rise to its responsibility, begin a thorough investigation into the attack and also bring the perpetrators of this gory incident to book.

“Investigation into the Owo Catholic attack should not be swept under the carpet. Those that carried out the attack are not ghosts, they must be apprehended immediately.”

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While condoling with the Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ajibade Ogunoye, Iba Gani Adams, however, urged the governor not to relent in his efforts to secure the state, saying Ondo state will not succumb to the will of criminals that are ready to truncate the peace of the state.

“The video clips and pictures of the deadly attack on worshippers could best be imagined. Such an attack would definitely not happen in a saner clime where there is effective security. It would not happen in a country where the lives of the citizens are precious to the government.

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“However, at this sober time, I feel the pain even as I condole with the governor, the royal father, the good people of Owo town, especially, those that have lost their loved- ones to this cruel attack. The attack
is a condemnable act and a sad one for that matter. It is an attempt to destabilise the state and make life unbearable to the people”, he said.


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