The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the heinous killings of worshippers by terrorists on Sunday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
Lawan described the callous attack on innocent worshippers as shocking and reprehensible.
“My heart goes out to the families of the victims, the Government and entire people of Ondo State.
“This incident should be painstakingly investigated to unravel the criminals behind it with a view to quickly bringing them to justice.
“It is another wake up call on all security agencies to up their game with a view to averting the occurrence of such incidents in future,” Lawan said in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi.
The Senate President prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed and wishes the injured speedy recovery
Gbajabiamila demands immediate action on Ondo church Attack.
On his part, Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, demanded immediate action from government against Sunday’s attack on a church in Owo, Ondo State, which resulted in the death of many worshippers.
Gbajabiamila, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Lanre Lasisi, condemned the dastardly act. This as he described those behind the attack as enemies of the state, who must be fished out and dealt with accordingly.
He wondered why anybody would attack worshippers at their place of worship, saying only a wicked mind could kill in such a mindless manner.
The Speaker lamented that the activities of terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements in the country were becoming a daily occurrence in Nigeria.
The Speaker said the incessant attacks on innocent Nigerians across the country must be brought to an end.
He challenged security agencies to double their efforts in bringing the insecurity in the country under control, especially by stepping up intelligence gathering to halt such attacks before they occurred.
Speaker Gbajabiamila sent his condolences to the Government and people of Ondo State over the unfortunate incident. He equally prayed for the repose of the souls of those that lost their lives.