#Owo Massacre: Enough Prayers and Condolences, Bring Perpetrators of Owo Massacre to Book!

#Owo Massacre: Enough Prayers and Condolences, Bring Perpetrators of Owo Massacre to Book!

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Day by day, several tragedies keep leading our dearest country into a failed State; the sickening acts of unknown gunmen executing what can be described as planned attacks can no longer be brushed aside; if anything – it is a wake-up call for an urgent need for intervention by the Presidency, stakeholders, and political leaders.

The average Nigerian citizen prays “Nigeria doesn’t happen to them”, alas, in Nigeria, the Survivor of today may become tomorrow's Victim within the blink of an eye.

Sunday 5th of June, 2022 was another gloomy Sunday for Nigerians as Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owaluwa area of Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state, killing dozens of members of the congregation at the church premises, while several others were left injured.

According to reports, the armed men who invaded the church in Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's country home shot sporadically into the church. The "Innocent Worshippers" should not be another figure added to the heaping statistics of Nigerian citizens going about their normal routine with their lives cut short abruptly by terrorists. They were fathers, mothers, children and even breadwinners of families whose relatives have now been plunged into an unending wallow of sorrow. 

While several political leaders, security agencies, presidential aspirants, and even the Presidency have condemned and expressed sympathy for victims of the horrific incident, it is simply not enough to keep extending prayers and condolences to families and victims of the Owo Massacre. Nigerian security agencies should waste no time in bringing the perpetrators of this evil act to justice.

OUR DEMANDS

  •  Security operatives should be deployed to monitor and restore normalcy to the Owo kingdom.
  • The Federal Government of Nigeria must put an end to monopolizing security and its architecture; resume its role in protecting and securing the lives and properties of citizens. 
  • The government and security agencies must speedily apprehend and bring the perpetrators, accomplices and all parties involved in executing the dastardly act to immediate justice. 
  • Operation Amotekun – a security outfit which was established to assist the Nigeria Police in combating terrorism and banditry should be better equipped in the fight against insurgency.
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