Owo Attack :  Bishop Arogundade Blasts FG Over Failure To Tackle Insecurity, Prays For Attackers

 

Bishop of Catholic Diocese of  Ondo  Rev. Fr. Jude Arogundade  has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has failed the people of the nation as it could not check incessant mass killings of the citizens.

 

 

The cleric also condemned the federal government for not apologising to the people and admit that it has failed to provide security for the people.

 

 

Arogundade spoke at the reopening of St. Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa, Owo, Ondo State after the June 5, 2022 attack by terrorists.

 

 

No fewer than 41 congregants died in the attack and several sustained varying degrees of injury.

 

The casualty was massive because the attackers threw dynamite into the church besides the assault riffles the shot several with.

 

 

Bishop Arogundade admonished the congregants, who came in large numbers, including the survivors of the attack, that they should not be discouraged by the June 5, 2022 incident.

 

 

The church was shut for 43 weeks during which the survivors were treated and church was renovated.

 

 

Bishop Arogundade lamented that he had never seen a nation where its leadership is so comfortable with the killing of its citizens like Nigeria.

 

 

He, however,pray to God to touch the heart of the perpetrators of these heinous attacks to sheath their swords.

 

Cross section of Congregants

Mrs. Attah Margaret who lost her two legs to attack was present in the service.
She thanked God for counting her worthy to witness the reopening of the church.

 

She said: ‘I thank God that I survived, though not with complete body. I lost my two legs and one of my eyes.

 

 

“Government, the Church and some phianthropists really tried for us. They my two children scholarships. One is in primary school while the other is in secondary school.