Owo attack: Ekiti, Osun, Oyo declare three days of mourning

THE governments of Ekiti, Osun and Oyo have declared three days of mourning in their respective states as a mark of solidarity with the people of Ondo State over the June 5 terrorist attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The decision was announced in separate statements issued by the three state governments on Monday.




    According to the statements, the mourning period is from Monday, June 13 to Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

    Flags are to fly at half-mast in all public buildings and offices during the three days of mourning.

    While commiserating with the victims and their families, the Osun State government prayed for the quick recovery of all the injured persons who are still receiving medical treatment.

    About 40 persons died in the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, by gunmen alleged to be members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

    You can reach out to me on Twitter via: vincent_ufuoma

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    -Advertisement-

    Most read