Owo Attack: Rotimi Akeredolu orders flags to be flown at half mast in Ondo
Following the death of worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered that flags be flown at half-mast.
On Sunday, gunmen stormed the church, killing dozens of people and injured many more. Nigerians, including President Muhammadu Buhari and numerous governors, have already criticized the incident.
Later, when Akeredolu visited the scene of the incident, he sobbed and vowed to find the offenders.
The Ondo governor’s spokesperson, Richard Olatunde, issued a statement on Monday saying that flags will fly low for seven days in honor of the murdered and injured victims.
“Those who unleashed this unprovoked terror attack on our people have tested our collective resolves. We will not be deterred in responding appropriately to this dastardly act,” quoting the governor’s statement.
“In honour of the victims of this unfortunate attack, I hereby direct that all flags be flown at half-mast for seven days, starting from today, Monday, June 6, to Sunday, June 12, 2022. It is a collective loss to the people of our dear state.”
The attack on innocent worshipers at St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, he claims, was a premeditated and calculated attack on the state’s people.