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Owo: FG’s conclusion on ISWAP too hasty, says Akeredolu

ONDO State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, today, described the Federal Government’s pronouncement that ISWAP terrorists was responsible for the attack of worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, as “too hasty”.

This is coming as the state police command, the governor and the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye denied the alleged arrest of the killers.

According to the governor, he the took the Federal goverement conclusion with a pinch of salt, adding that ISWAP are known to take responsibility for their attacks.

Akeredolu said this during a zoom interaction with a Swiss-based Christian human rights Organisation, Christian Solidarity International (CSI).

His words: “The statement is too hasty. I take their conclusion with a pinch of salt. ISWAP don’t hide their attackS. If they have done it, they would have owned up. We are yet to know and our security people are still on their trail.”

“Government is determined to help the victims of the attack, particularly those who lost their loved ones and those on admission in the hospital.

“We have a plan to help the victims of the attack, including those who lost their lives and those who are in the hospitals. Deliberately, we have people who have offered the state government some assistance. Some people have donated to the Catholic,” he added.

Governor Akeredolu also reiterated his stand on state police, noting that the time for state police is now.

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