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Owo attack: US expresses worry over violence in Nigerian

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The United States has condemned the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, in Owo, Ondo State, while expressing its concern over the growing pattern of violence that afflicts communities across Nigeria.

40 persons out of the 127 involved in the attack were killed, leaving 61 survivors currently on admission in different hospitals and 26 already discharged.

Commiserating with Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, in a letter said the US extended its heartfelt condolences to the people of Ondo State, and the Owo community.

The letter reads: ”On behalf of the United States and the staff of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you, Ondo State, and the Owo community for the horrific event and lives lost at the St. Francis Catholic Church on Sunday, June 5.

“This tragedy saddens us deeply and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this difficult time.
“The United States condemns this attack in the strongest terms, and we are concerned with the growing pattern of violence that afflicts communities across Nigeria.

“We remain steadfast in our efforts to support Nigeria in enhancing civilian security throughout the country. Once again, please accept our deepest condolences.”

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