Owo attack: Jagaban donates N75m to victims, Catholic church


.Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

News reaching this medium indicated that the national Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday donated a sum of N75m to victims of a deadly attack on a Catholic church in Owo, Ondo State.

The sad incident occurred on Sunday during the mass.

Tinubu, in the company with the Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, paid a visit to the scene and comiserated with the families of the deceased. He gave N50 million to the victims and N25 million to the Catholic Church.

Recall that the deadly attack allegedly by unknown gunmen claimed over 50 lives especially women and children.

Akeredolu on Sunday shed tears on visiting the scene of the incident and he vowed to bring the culprits to book.

He said, “What has happened here today is tragic. No better way to qualify it. It is the most tragic event! Horrific! What we have seen in America is a child play to what has happened here.

“That it happened in a church, to say the least, is most condemnable. I feel terribly sad, and I can understand our people are in sad mood. Nobody will see or hear what happened here that will feel safe.”

“But let me tell you, we have a duty to protect you. Our security agencies lost about two men. It was not an expected attack. It was sudden. How they entered and escaped is still surprising. What has happened met us unexpectedly.”

“On this matter, don’t retaliate. We know what to do and you will hear it. The perpetrators will never escape. We are after them. And I can assure you we will get them. I am not boasting.”

Also today, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo equally paid a visit to the wounded victims and commiserated with the governor and families of the deceased.

In the same vein, the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi in company with a former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle had also visited Owo and commiserated with the governor.




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