President Buhari, Ondo APC and PDP mourn victims of Owo massacre, condole families


President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the heinous killing of worshippers Sunday at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom, in Ondo State.

The President says only fiends from the nether region could have conceived and carried out such dastardly act, adding that eternal sorrow awaits them both on earth here, and ultimately in the hereafter.

President Buhari mourns the dead, condoles with their families, the Catholic Church, and the Government of Ondo State, charging emergency agencies to swing into action, and bring succor to the wounded.

“No matter what, this country shall never give in to evil and wicked people, and darkness will never overcome light. Nigeria will eventually win,” the President says.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
Media and Publicity
June 5, 2022

Owo attack: Ondo APC commiserates with Akeredolu, Olowo, others

The attack on a St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, on Sunday is unbelievably shocking and despicable.

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, is deeply sad by the act of wickedness, that left on it’s trail misery, painful tears, and irreparable losses.

The Chairman, on behalf of the State chapter, condemns the killing of innocent souls, in a most gruesome manner, who gathered to worship their creator.

Adetimehin prayed God to console the bereaved families, Mr. Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, over the attack.

The State APC challenges security agencies to smoke out the perpetrators of the dastard act, and make all necessary arrangements to forestall a recurrence.

Adetimehin further urges the good people of the State to be more vigilant and report suspicious activity to security agencies, for prompt response.

Alex Kalejaye,
Publicity Secretary
Ondo APC


The people of Owo woke up to the devastating news of innocent worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, murdered in cold blood. The entire ancient city was thrown into total confusion and frustration.

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Ondo State Chapter condemns in very strong terms this attack in which more than fifty persons including women and children were killed. It is very sad that, human lives mean very little to those whose business it is to provide security for lives and properties in our country.

A situation where everybody lives in fear of being kidnapped or even killed in this senseless manner should be addressed as a matter of urgency by the Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government. We cannot continue to live like this as a people.

Our party commiserates with families of the victims of this attack, the Olowo of Owo, His Royal Majesty Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye 111 and all Ondo State people who are traumatised by this killing. We also urge the security agencies to up their game to be more proactive than allowing this kind of calamity to strike before promises of tracking down the culprits.

It is unacceptable for worshippers to be mowed down in a Church. The perpetrators must certainly be animals just in human skin.It is sacrilegious.

Kennedy Ikantu Peretei.

State Publicity Secretary, PDP, Ondo State.


Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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