Legislative head of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has pronounced a seven-day grieving in the State following the assault at Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo by gunmen.
This was unveiled in an statement gave by Akeredolu’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, days after the frightful assault in the governor’s hometown.
Punch news crew citing the National Emergency Management Agency detailed that not less than 11 children and 22 adults were admitted at the emergency wards of the Federal Medical Center, Owo.
The statement additionally announced that Akeredolu, on Monday, requested every public buildings, offices, and official homes in the State to fly flag at half-mast for seven days.
The assertion read, “We won’t be stopped in that frame of mind to this devious act.
“To pay tribute to the casualties of this unfortunate assault, I hereby direct that all flags be flown at half-mast for seven days, beginning from today, Monday, June 6, to Sunday, June 12, 2022.
“It is an collective loss to people of our dear State.”
Meanwhile, in his first reaction to the assault, the governor promised to commit each accessible resources to chase down the enemies of worshippers.
“It is a black Sunday in Owo. Our hearts are heavy. Our tranquility and serenity have been attacked by the adversaries of the people. This is an individual misfortune, an assault on our dear state.
“I have addressed the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Most Reverend Jude Arogundade, who is presently on his route to Owo. Also, I have needed to promptly stop my party’s national task in Abuja and visit Owo immediately.
“This is an unforeseen circumstances. I’m stunned, no doubt. Nevertheless, We will commit each accessible resources to chase down these aggressors and make them pay. We won’t ever bow to the maneuvers of coldhearted components in our plans to free our state of criminals,” Akeredolu said.