Owo Killings: ACF expresses shock, calls for speedy investigation


Story from Ibraheem Hamza MUHAMMAD

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says it is shocked over Sunday’s attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo town of Ondo State, describing it as the most barbaric and implacable human act.

Alhaji Murtala Aliyu, Secretary-General of the organisation said, “The killing of innocent worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, in Owo Town of Ondo State, on a first service week, ushering the month of June, could, best, be described as an unimaginable erosion of inhumanity enveloping the nation.

“The ACF frowns at such an attack on a peace-loving community, in which scores of lives were lost, with others battling for their lives in the hospitals.

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“Similar killings have, earlier, taken place in mosques in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi and Kaduna states, in the North West and Borno and Yobe states in the North East”.

According to him, the nature of the Owo attack was capable of setting the peace-loving people of the community against themselves.

He said the Forum will strongly appreciate all efforts by the security agencies in bringing the culprits to book.


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