Latest Owo attack: Provocation will no longer be accepted – Afenifere


The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has said the lastest attack in Owo after terrorists attacked the St Francis Catholic Church in the town is seen as a provocation that would no longer be accepted.

KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that unknown gunmen attacked Owo on Wednesday evening, with many people said to have been injured.

The attack occurred at Folahami Junction, where a construction company called Craneburg Construction Company was located.

Afenifere condemned the fresh attack, stating that it doesn’t take terrorists’ threats lightly.

The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Jare Ajayi, said this in a statement on Thursday.

“The Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed, described the threat by terrorists to kidnap President Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai as laughable while his counterpart in the Ministry of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said that Nigerian economy was doing very well, far better than under the previous administrations.

“With all that has happened and several others, those in the corridors of power are dubbing those calling for effective action as wailers.

“Some of them, like the Senate President and Presidential spokespersons, seem to be of the view that if the matter is not talked about, it will fade away. But a thing of this type does not fade away in that manner.

“Rather, it would fester until it consumes virtually everybody including those who ought to act at the appropriate time but failed woefully to do so.

“In any case, we in Afenifere, do not take the threats by the kidnappers, bandits and terrorists lightly. What with another deadly attack that happened in Owo, Ondo State, on Wednesday, July 27th, barely seven weeks after the gruesome attack on St Francis Catholic Church in the same town.

“We in Afenifere, in strong terms, condemn this new attack as we did the previous time. It is seen as a provocation that can no longer be accepted.”

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