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Owo massacre: Gov Akeredolu declares 7-day mourning

8 months ago
Herald News

…Flags to fly at half-mast

Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has directed that flags should be flown at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities, and official residences for seven days in honour of the victims of the Owo attack on Sunday.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Akeredolu’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Monday in Akure.

“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 Monday to June 12. It is a collective loss to the people of our dear state.

“The attack on innocent worshipers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo is a deliberate and calculated assault on the people of the state. Those who unleashed this unprovoked terror attack on our people have tested our collective resolves.

“We will not be deterred in responding appropriately to this dastardly act,” he said.

It was reported that well over 70 people were killed and injured after gunmen shot at the worshippers and detonated explosives during a Pentecost Mass on Sunday.

Police said the assailants approached the church during the Mass and started shooting while others, numbering about four, shot directly at worshippers.

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