Governor Akeredolu declares seven mourning for victims of the Owo massacre

The Governor described the attack as a deliberate and calculated strike on the worshippers.

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has declared seven days of mourning in the state for the victims of the attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo.

This follows after gunmen attacked the church, killed many people and injured scores in what could be described as a black Sunday.

In honour of the victims of the terror, Akeredolu has ordered public buildings, facilities and official residences in the State to shut down for a week.

Accoridng to the Governor, the attack was a deliberate and calculated strike on the people of the state.

Governor Akeredolu also stated that the collective resolves of everyone has been tested and promised that his administration would not be dettered from responding appropriately to the act.

“We will not be deterred in responding appropriately to this dastardly act,” an official statement from the Governor read.

“In honour of the victims of this unfortunate attack, I hereby direct that all flags be flown at half-mast for seven days, starting from today, Monday, June 6, to Sunday, June 12, 2022.

“It is a collective loss to the people of our dear State.”

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