Killers of Owo church worshippers must not go unpunished —Ondo NGO


As the nation grieves over the recent gruesome massacre of innocent worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, the Coalition of NGOs in Ondo State commiserates with the Executive Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Odunayo Akeredolu over this unfortunate incident.

Chairman of the Coalition, Mr Franklin Oloniju, in a statement he personally signed, acknowledged the Governors relentless efforts in seeing to it that issues of insecurity in the state are handled with all dexterity as has been his custom which is why the activities of these blood-thirsty gunmen came as a rude shock to the state.

He termed the killings as the most heart-breaking and tragic occurrence and urged that the perpetrators be brought to book to face the consequences of their actions.

To our indefatigable Governor, we say continue to keep your head above waters. We are confident that this incident will only embolden you to beef up your high-flying records when it comes to state security issues.

We the entire members of the Coalition of Ondo State Civil Society join hands with you in condoling with the families of the deceased while also praying for the speedy recovery of the injured ones. We also highly reckon with your adroitness and proficiency over administration which will ensure that perpetrators are found, and justice served.

We appeal to the good citizens of Ondo state not to take laws into their hands but to be vigilante and be quick to report any sort of unusual activities perceived to the appropriate channels as we know that security is everyone’s business.

Long Live Ondo State,
Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Franklin Oloniju
Chairman Coalition of
All CSOs in Ondo State.