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Akeredolu, CAN worship at St Francis

By Adekola Afolabi

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday joined the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Owo chapter, to attend a special interdenominational prayers in honour of the victims of Sunday, June 5 terrorists attack at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The special prayers held at the premises of the Church at Owaluwa, Owo, venue of June 5 terrorists attack, was also attended by Bishop of Owo Anglican Diocese, Dr. Stephen Fagbemi; the former General Superintendent of CAC worldwide, Baba Daniel Oloye and several other men of God who also led prayers at the event.

In his sermon, Bishop Fagbemi, lauded Governor Akeredolu for providing leadership, saying since the sad incident, Governor’s continuous responses and actions have been unique and commendable.

He also lauded efforts of the governor in providing security for the protection of lives and property of the people of the state through the establishment of Amotekun Corps.

The Bishop expressed shock over the Owo attack, saying the church of God should be a place of safety, urged Christians not to entertain any fear because God will continue to be with them and give them victory, adding that God knows all things and can do all things.

According to him, despite the fact that some people have allowed themselves to be used by the devil, Jesus is still alive and will continue to protect and be with His people.

Fagbemi prayed God to expose the killers of the worshippers and their sponsors, saying they will not know peace. There were intercessory prayers for the victims of the attack, Owo town and the state at large.

In his remarks, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, noted that the state and the South-West in general cannot be conquered by whatever guise.

He said it is painful the incident happened, saying more still needed to be done to strengthen the security architecture in the state and the entire South-West region. Akeredolu equally encouraged all places of worship to install CCTV cameras and engage local security men to further provide security in their premises.

The Governor also promised to provide a place for the church cemetery even as the state plans a memorial park for those who lost their lives during the said incident. The Governor later proceeded to the various hospitals where injured church worshippers were receiving medical attention.

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