Former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Ahmed Bola Tinubu has donated 75 million naira to support victims of the Sunday horror in St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
THE VENT REPUBLIC recalls that yet to be identified gunmen on Sunday attacked the Catholic church while mass was going on, shooting at worshippers and in the process killing over 50 people.
The attack has sent shivers down the spine of Nigerians, with the carnage coming a month after unknown gunmen killed a woman and her kids in Anambra State, the murder of Deborah Samuel for blasphemy among other security concerns.
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Tinubu, a presidential hopeful under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), while reacting to the incident called on the Buhari-led government and the state governments to work in synergy as they strengthen the security of lives and property.
Read the Press Statement from his media aide below:
In condolence visit to Owo, Tinubu donates N75million to support victims, says government must strengthen security
All Progressives Congress National Leader and frontline presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday promised to work with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to bring succour to the victims of Owo Massacre.
Speaking at the Palace of Olowo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye during a condolence visit in company of Arakunrin Akeredolu, Tinubu condemned the violent attack on innocent worshippers and described the attack as evil that must be defeated saying there is no place for such hatred and wanton taking of innocent lives in our country.
Gunmen invaded St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo on Sunday leading to the death of over 30 people who were mostly children and women.
Before he visited the church for on the spot assessment, Asiwaju Tinubu pledged the sum of N50million to the victims and another N25million to the Owo Catholic Church.
Expressing his sadness over the tragic incident, Tinubu noted that the South West had never witnessed such an attack of such magnitude saying it was horrendous.
The APC presidential aspirant called on Federal and the state governments to work together to strengthen security around the country.
Governor Akeredolu who appreciated Tinubu for pausing his presidential campaign activities less than 24 hours to the APC convention promised to either bring the assailants down to the state for justice or take justice to them.
On the trip to Owo with Tinubu were former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Chairman of TETFUND, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, former APC National Vice Chairman, Southwest, Chief Pius Akinyelure, former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Nuhu Ribadu and former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Otunba Femi Pedro.
Tinubu Media Office
June 6, 2022