Niger State governor and chairman of North Central States Governors’ Forum (NCSGF), Abubakar Sani Bello, has described as heinous, satanic and heart-breaking the killing of worshippers, on Sunday, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
The governor, expressed outrage over the terrorists attack which has reportedly claimed the lives of many innocent worshippers and left several others injured.
While condemning the attack, Bello regretted the increasing, widespread cases of armed banditry, kidnapping, extra-judicial killings and other horrific crimes in the country stressing that Nigerians must remain united to end such unprovoked attacks and wanton killings.
“The satanic attack is a condemnable act of terrorism and everything must be done to bring the assailants to justice. We must, as Nigerians, resist any attempt to undermine our unity and peaceful coexistence”, the governor said.
He said the deadly terrorists attack on the Owo Catholic Church, much like other gruesome killings in the country, is a calculated attempt to destabilize the country and make it ungovernable assuring that the nation will come out of these trying times stronger as ‘evil will never prevail over good’.
Governor Sani Bello prayed to God to expose the perpetrators and their likely sponsors and bring peace and stability to the country as well as quick recovery to those injured.
He also sympathised with the families of those killed as well as the government and people of Ondo State.