Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his spouse, Chief Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, wept on the funeral mass for the victims of the June fifth, terror assault on the Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa, Owo.
The funeral mass was held on the Mydas Resort and Lodge, Owo on Friday, June 17.
Governor Akeredolu, who wept throughout his speech, stated the federal government failed to guard the victims of the fear assault.
The Governor burdened that the forces on the opposite facet are evil, assuring that they won’t triumph endlessly.
“Now we have did not defend these folks. Not as a result of we now have not tried. However as a result of these forces on the opposite facet are evil they usually have helps. They won’t overcome us endlessly.” he stated.
The Governor famous that one thing have to be finished within the nation, including that the Safety structure of the nation wants rejigging.
“Once I see the ocean of heads which can be right here it speaks volumes. What has occurred to us in Owo in Ondo state is indescribable. A number of phrases are used to qualify it. Dastardly, horrendous. However I nonetheless imagine there are phrases to make use of to explain it however I nonetheless in need of these phrases.
“Now we have simply 22 (deceased) on this corridor. A couple of of them have been buried. As a result of the family couldn’t wait until in the present day. However as on the final depend, these animals got here to the church and murdered 40 folks.” Governor Akeredolu stated.
The Bishop of Ondo Catholic Diocese, Dr. Jude Arogundade, nonetheless, declared that Akeredolu has not failed in defending his folks.
“You didn’t fail. You’re a robust soldier. Your dedication to guard those that voted you into energy is unquestionable. This was finished by cowards. You have got tried your finest.”Bishop Arogundade stated.
Bishop Arogundade questioned why the folks of the nation have to beg for state police, regardless of the countless assault and killings.
He thanked the Governor for accepting to designate a memorial park in honour of the victims, stressing that those that created the scenario that made the incident occurred has bloods on their palms.
Members of the State Home of Meeting, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. David Bamidele Oleyelogun additionally attended the service.
Additionally, Members of the state govt council, led by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Princess Oladunni Odu, had been current on the funeral mass.
Different dignitaries on the funeral mass included: Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko; Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Engr. Ade Adetimehin; and Chieftain of the APC , Chief Olusola Oke.