The Oyo State Government on Monday declared a three-day mourning period in honour of the victims of the terrorist attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
The decision, according to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, is in compliance with the communique issued at the end of a virtual meeting of the governors of the South-West states held on June 10.
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In view of the decision, Adeosun stated that Governor Seyi Makinde has approved that flags be flown at half-mast from Monday, June 13, 2022, to Wednesday, June 15, in honour of the slain victims.
The statement quoted the communique signed by Governors Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo; Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti; Gboyega Oyetola, Osun; Dapo Abiodun, Ogun; Seyi Makinde, Oyo and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.
“The governors condemned in very strong terms the horrendous crime perpetrated by terrorists against the people and residents of Owo, Ondo State and by extension the peace-loving people of the South-West.
“The governors noted, with a great discomfiture, the increasing agitations about spaces taken over by unidentified and unknown migrants in all South-West states, the statement said.
The governors recommended an increase in the scope of surveillance of the activities of the undocumented settlers by relevant security agencies in all the states. (NAN)