Owo Massacre: A Crime Against Humanity —Adelami laments


Former Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Chief Olayide Adelami, mni has condemned the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo describing it as devilish and unimaginable.

The APC Chieftain who said the Sunday terror attack at St Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa Street, Owo was a crime against humanity charged all security agencies to leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.

In a statement made available to newsmen, Adelami, who is the Amuwagboye of Owo kingdom, commiserated with the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Jude Bishop Arogundade, the Olowo of Owo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Ajibade Gbadegesi Ogunoye III, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and the entire people of Owo, saying the long standing believe and tradition of “no war conquers Owo” will lead to the arrest of the attackers.

“This ugly attack without any provocation is least expected because Owo has been a very peaceful community before the terrorists disrupted the peace of the community. Concerned authorities must review and beef up the security architecture of Owo and the entire state, with emphasis on intelligence gathering to prevent any reoccurrence.”

Adelami thanked prominent Nigerians, traditional, religious, and political leaders who came have empathised or visited Owo to commiserate with the families of those who have lost their loved ones, admonishing people of faith to “remember the affected families in their payers for strength to bear the irreparable loss at this trying period”.


NASFAT OWO BRANCH Condemned the dastardly act perpetrated by the rampaging criminals on the innocent worshippers at the St.Francis Catholic church, Owaluwa, Owo.

This attack is nothing but a crime against humanity, though the attackers have challenge God by having the effrontery of desecrating the holy place of worship with the blood of innocent worshippers, surely the God of vengeance will rise and fight this battle.

We condole with all Catholics in Owo and across the globe for the sacrilege executed by the mischief makers.

We use this medium to commiserate with the entire Owo Populace and Our Revered Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, we pray that almighty Allah in His infinte mercy shall return undisputed peace to Owo and its environ. We also pray to almighty Allah to accept the soul of those faithfuls who lost their lives in the ugly incident.

We also commiserate with the Governor of Ondo state, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, this a trying time for you, your sagacity shall give you more strength in all your dealings.

This is a Clarion call for the Government of Ondo State to strengthen the security architecture across the state.
We are confident that these criminals will be apprehended and pay dearly for their mischievous act.

Etamesor, E.O.
Owo Branch.

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