“Unknown gunmen have crossed the red line” – Atiku condemns Ondo church attack

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Former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has frowned at the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa, in Owo, Ondo State, as he notes that the perpetrators have crossed the red line.

Mr Atiku in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, condemned the attack and any such attack on a worship centre as unacceptable.Black Sunday: Davido, Mr Macaroni, Falz, Others react to Owo church attack

The statement reads: “Any attack on innocent citizens indeed of a gathering of worshippers in any place in Nigeria stands condemned; it is a red line.

“My prayers are with the people of Owo, especially families of the deceased. I do hope that the state government and relevant security agencies will leave no stones unturned in apprehending the criminals.

“I condole with all the affected families; the St. Francis Catholic Church Owa-luwa; the body of Catholic faithful in Nigeria and the people and government of Ondo State.

“Even as I pray that someday, very soon, we shall have a lasting solution to these painful episodes, I urge the security agencies not to relent in their efforts to fish out the culprits and bring them to justice.”

On Facebook, he added: “I condemn the attack on the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in Owo council area of Ondo State capital. My prayers are with the people of Owo, especially families of the deceased. I do hope that the state government and relevant security agencies will leave no stone unturned in apprehending the criminals and bringing them to justice. I condole with the body of Catholic faithful in Nigeria. I pray that some day, very soon, we shall have a lasting solution to these painful episodes.”

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