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According to Wole Soyinka, the Owo terror incident was a message to the South-West

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The attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, where several worshippers were slaughtered, has been regarded by Nobel Laureate and famous playwright Wole Soyinka as a warning to the entire people of the South-West.

Wole Soyinka expressed his thoughts on the terror Owo attack in Ondo State, on Friday while paid a condolence visit to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

He portrayed the incident as a message directed at the governor, who had been leading the charge for his people’s internal liberation.

“There is no doubt that he (the governor) was targeted. It was not an accident, and it gave the rest of us a massage. That is why I have come. I’d want to inform the governor that we have received the message.

“We understand it and we came to sympathise with him that he was selected as a medium of that message,“ Soyinka said.

Akeredolu expressed gratitude to the Nobel Laureate for his visit, noting that the state would be beholden to him in the future.

“It is a cause that he has dedicated his life to and I thank God for his life. The state wants to appreciate you for finding the time to come at this hour of grief.

“This is like a dagger drawn at our heart and it is an assault on the psyche of those of us in the South-West.

“I believe they think they can create some fears in us but they made a mistake as the attack will make us more fierce in our condemnation of their actions,” Akeredolu noted.

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