Sanwo-Olu declares three-day mourning over Owo killings

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared three days mourning over deadly terrorists attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.

Terrorists stormed St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State on June 5, 2022 and shot 40 people dead and injured scores of others.

A statement issued by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso on Monday evening said flags are already flying at half-mast in Lagos following Sanwo-Olu’s directive.

He said the action was for three days to mourn the victims of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, terrorist attack.

“The decision to mourn the victims came at a Southwest Governors’ June 10 virtual meeting, which reviewed the security situation in the region,” he said.

Omotoso added that the communique issued after the meeting was signed by Governors Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo; Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti; Gboyega Oyetola, Osun; Dapo Abiodun, Ogun; Seyi Makinde, Oyo and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

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“The Governors condemned in very strong terms the horrendous crime perpetrated by terrorists against the people and residents of Owo, Ondo State and, by extension, the peace-loving people of the South-West.”

The meeting recommended an increase in the scope of surveillance of the activities of undocumented settlers by security agencies in all the States.

“The Governors, as Chief Security Officers, resolved to continue to assist the security agencies in crisis management and intelligence gathering at all times.”

Omotoso said Sanwo-Olu urged Lagos residents and visitors to remain law-abiding and vigilant as the government was doing everything to ensure that peace continued to prevail in the State.


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