Friday, 17 June 2022 06:42

Owo massacre: Invoke gods of the land against killers, group tells monarch 

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Following the gruesome killings of 40 worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, by suspected terrorists, a Yoruba cultural group, Olofin Adimula Cultural and Traditional Foundation (ACATF), has urged the Olowo of Owo, Ajibade Ogunoye, to direct traditionalists to invoke the gods of the land against the attackers. 

The group in a statement signed by its President and Secretary, Raheem Sabana and Adesina Akinpelu, respectively, expressed  sadness and condemned the dastardly action of the suspected terrorists, stating that the action was a complete affront on not only Owo people but the entire Yoruba race. 

"This is an affront on not only Owo people but the entire Yoruba nation. We are using this medium to appeal to the Olowo of Owo, to place a curse on the killers and also direct traditionalists in the town to invoke the deities of the land against the killers", the statement.

The statement added that the Owo massacre of innocent people by suspected terrorists has indicated that nowhere is safe in the Southwest again.

The group called on all governors in the Southwest to go back to the drawing board and fashion out new strategies to tackle insecurity in the region before it totally gets out of hand. 

It also stated that it would be going round Yorubaland to meet with traditional rulers on how to resuscitate ancient powers used by their forefathers to protect their kingdoms. 

The group also commiserated with the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi  Akeredolu, Oba Ogunoye, the families of the victims and the entire Owo people over the sad incident.

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