Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural Group, Afenifere has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the attack on worshippers of St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo and bring them to book.
Afenifere stated this on Thursday when they paid a condolence visit to Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in his office at Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital.
The group was led by its national leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo in company of other members including: the deputy national leader, Oba Oladapo Olaitan; former Governor of
Ogun state, Chief Gbenga Daniel; Chief Olu Falae; Chief Tunji Alapinni; Chief Sola Ebiseni; Chief Korede Duyile among several others.
Adebanjo commiserated with the Governor, the Olowo of Owo, the Catholic Church and the people of the state over the ugly incident.
The Afenifere leader, particularly commended Governor Akeredolu for doing his best to secure not only the state but the South-West region.
He added that the security situation in the Southwest would have been worsened, but for the establishment of the Amotekun corps.
Adebanjo described the Owo church attack as an unfortunate situation, calling on Governor Akeredolu to ensure the assailants do not go unpunished.
Afenifere described the assailants as terrorists who must be apprehended and made to face the consequences of the heinous crime.
The group also donated N1.5m to the church and victims of the attack.
In his response, Governor Akeredolu appreciated them for their condolence visit, noting that his administration would not back down on its Anti-open Grazing Law.
“What we have suffered is not just gruesome, for me it is like an annihilation because these animals in human’s skin did not come to kidnap, because they pick nobody.’’