The National Progressives Congress leader and former presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday promised to work with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to provide assistance to the victims of the Owo massacre.
Speaking at the Olowo palace, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye during a visit to Akeredolu company, Tinubu condemned the violent attacks on innocent worshipers.
He described the attacks as “evil that needs to be eradicated” and “there is no place for such hateful killing of innocent people” in our country.
Gunmen attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo on Sunday resulted in the deaths of more than 30 people, most of them children and women.
Before visiting the church for a test, Tinubu promised R50million to the victims and N25million to Owo Catholic Church.
Expressing his sorrow over the tragic incident, Tinubu noted that the South West had never seen such a horrific attack as horrific.
The APC president called on the governments of the countries to work together to strengthen security across the country.
Akeredolu, who informed Tinubu of suspending his presidential campaign less than 24 hours before the APC meeting, vowed to bring down the invaders from the government to do justice or do justice to them.
The trip to Owo and Tinubu was attended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, TETFUND Chairman, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, former Deputy Chairman of the APC National, Southwest, Chief Pius Akinyelure, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Noah Rib. and the former Deputy Governor of Lagos Region, Otunba Femi Pedro.