Owo Church tragedy: Ondo Muslim Youths visit scene, condole Christians



The National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO), Ondo State Chapter with heavy heart
commiserates the Christian community of this State in general and Catholic Church in particular over the
unwarranted attack on the members of St. Francis Catholic Church Owaluwa Owo, Ondo State.

This heartfelt condolence equally goes to the Olowo of Owo, the Chief Imam of Owo, CAN Chairman of Owo and the entire inhabitant of the kingdom. Our condolence and sympathy also go to the every family that sustain one
form of loss or the other in the gruesome and cold-blooded attack, may God Almighty uphold you. Amin.
Although, we all refer to the attackers as unknown gunmen, no one is unknown to our creator; the Almighty.
This council in all ramifications condemn this dastard act roundly. No right thinking person can justify this.

Our collective spirit had been challenged, not only in Ondo State but Nigeria as a whole because this is not the first time such happening is taking place; it had occurred across board. It is time to stand together more
strongly than ever. Break must be applied on this carnage. Our perspective should be human first before any consideration.

Evil do not discriminate. Love, good neighborliness and mutual understanding are the ingredients we need to live a peaceful life not hatred and wanton destruction of lives and properties.

This council appreciate the various arms of government and stakeholders for their prompt attention to the
event, especially the State Governor, His Excellency Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).

It is the opinion of this council that insecurity challenges facing Nigeria as a whole should be attended to
clinically. Multi-level approach is highly needed in the time like this. Physical, scientific, technology and spiritual options should be deployed to surmount the obstacle. Our attackers are not coming from another
planet, they reside with us in Nigeria.

So, all hands must be on deck to fish out, prosecute and punish any
offender that is happy in throwing our collective happiness into mud. Those who see nothing good in the
existence of their fellow human beings. They should be put to where they belong without delay. The
security apparatus are trying their very best but more efforts are still needed to defeat the evil.

Law should be allowed to take its course without fear or favour. It is in doing this that we can rest as country.

So that the coming generation will not see us as uncaring type. It is the fervent prayer of this council that
such ugly occurrence shall never repeat itself again in our communities. Amin.

Alhaj Alli Yekini
NACOMYO State Coordinator

Mr. Ajayi Moshood
Admin Secretary