The lawmaker representing Obokun/ Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, Rep. Oluwole Oke has mourned victims of Sunday gun attack on a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
The lawmaker described the bloody attack as barbaric, adding that security forces should wake up and fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
In a statement made available to news men in Abuja on Monday, the member called for extra vigilance by the Nation’s Security Forces as the preparations for the 2023 general elections hot up, saying that gruesome killing of innocent worshippers in Owo was not what the nation needed at this critical period in the country.
Oke who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts condemned the grisly killing as abominable and senseless, just as he described the perpetrators and those behind them as beasts who should be hunt down immediately by the security forces..
The statement read in part: “My heartfelt condolences are with the people of Owo over the Sunday massacre. My heart is heavy and I am still grieving over the murder of innocent Nigerians. The beasts who carried out the dastardly act will perish unsung and unwept. Their children children will suffer and die violently,”
The day light massacre in the acient of Owo, according to him was a wakeup call to Nigerians that no part of the country was safe.
He condoled with Owo monarch, the Ondo state Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, family members of those killed the Church and the entire Owo people over the loss of their dear ones.
He called for the urgent overhaul of the nation’s security apparatus with a view to providing better and reliable security to the citizenry.
The lawmaker also sensitizes Nigerians to be conscious of their environment because criminals, according to him were not ghosts but human being in animal skins leaving among the people
According to him, with what happened on Sunday in Owo it behoves on everyone to literally become a security agent by alerting the relevant authorities about the criminal activities of wicked people around them before their sinister plans are executed”.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain ones, supplicating that God grants their relatives the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.