By Lukman Olabiyi
Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams condemned Sunday’s attack on worshipers at Owo Catholic Church, where many feared they would be killed and several others suffered life-threatening injuries.
Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, said the incident was godless and capable of threatening the foundation and existence of Nigeria.
He called the perpetrators of the attack perverts, saying that they have sinned against God and should be prepared to face the wrath of the highest God.
Expressing concern over the wave of insecurity across the country, Adams insisted that the federal government had failed in its efforts to secure the country, questioning why it had become a crime to go to church to worship.
“The cases of Boko Haram and bandits and other criminal elements still attacking churches and mosques just showed the failures of the government. He also exhibited the crude the incompetence of Nigerian leaders and the security apparatus.
“Reports available to me have clearly shown that the attackers actually disguised themselves as church worshippers, planted an explosive device within the church premises and carried out their evil attack on innocent worshippers.
“Later they kidnapped the Reverend Father, leaving the faithful cold dead in a pool of their blood.”
The criminals, according to reports, did not come with vehicles, they hijacked vehicles on the road to transport their victims.
“Meanwhile, the owner of the hijacked vehicle had gone to Owo A. Division to report the incident, even though all the roads of the old city would have been deserted because people stayed off the roads.
“The federal government must stand up to his responsibility, begin a thorough investigation into the attack and also bring the perpetrators of this bloody incident to book. The investigation into the Owo Catholic bombing should not be swept under the rug. Those who carried out the attack are not ghosts, they must be apprehended immediately.”