IGANGAN PROVOCATIVE ONSLAUGHT ONE TOO MANY.
…we have directed the Commanders of the South West Security Network, Amotekun, to convoke a joint security meeting of all Commanders in the South West with a view to commencing joint operations in the region immediately. pic.twitter.com/Kgv0oy1yiL
— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) June 6, 2021
“I am deeply saddened by the unprovoked attack and killing of innocent people of Owo, worshiping at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Today,” the governor said in a tweet. “The vile & satanic attack is a calculated assault on the peace-loving people of Owo Kingdom who have enjoyed relative peace over the years.”
A state lawmaker, Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole, told the Associated Press the attackers also detonated explosives.
The Vatican released a statement Sunday after Pope Francis learned of the attack.
“The pope learned of the attack on the church in Ondo, Nigeria, and the death of dozens of faithful, many children, during the celebration of Pentecost,” the statement read. “While the details of the incident are being clarified, Pope Francis prays for the victims and for the country, painfully affected in a moment of celebration, and entrusts both to the Lord, to send his Spirit to comfort them.”
Escalating anti-Christian attacks