Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu had on Sunday afternoon broken down to tears while visiting the scene of the dastardly Ondo church attack that left dozens of worshippers dead.
DNB Stories Africa gathered that Governor Akeredolu was in Abuja when the incident occurred but left the capital “immediately the news reached him”.
The deadly attack took place in the early hours of Sunday, June 6, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo town, Ondo State. Owo also happens to be the governor’s hometown.
During the visit, Governor Akeredolu assured residents that the terrorists will be hunted down and made to pay for the terrible crime they committed.
“The attack was the most dastardly act that could happen in any society. What happened today is tragic. No better way to qualify it. It is the most tragic event! Horrific! What we have seen in America is a child play to what has happened here. That it happened in a church, to say the least, is most condemnable. I feel terribly sad. I want to express my condolences to those who lost their dear ones to this gruesome murder. This is a great massacre. Our people in Ondo state will not let down their guard. This will not happen again. I have urged the Heads of Security agencies to take all necessary steps. I appeal to our people to maintain calm and let the security agencies take charge. They are taking this seriously. Please, don’t take laws into your hands. The perpetrators will never escape. We are after them. And I can assure you we will get them!”