Catholic Bishop decries insecurity
By Ayo Olowu
The Emeritus Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Most Revd. Dr. Francis Alonge has condemned the current insecurity in Nigeria stressing the need for collaborations of all stakeholders in addressing the situation.
Alonge spoke during his condolence visit to the Leader of the Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti over the murder of his daughter, Mrs. Olufunke Olakunori along Ore-Lagos Expressway last Friday by gunmen.
The Emeritus Bishop posited that government at all levels must prioritise the safety of lives and property of the citizens saying human lives is very essential.
Alonge added that it is the will of God for man to live peacefully, be successful and prosperous amidst perfect security.
He therefore charged law enforcement agencies to be proactive in fishing out Mrs. Olakunor’s killers and bring them to book saying nobody should be spared in the process of justice delivery. On the part of the church, Alonge said the church will continue to pray for the country and her leaders while preaching repentance for people involved in acts of criminalities.
The Bishop prayed for the repose of Mrs. Olakunori’s soul while also praying that God grants her father, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti, her husband, children and all relations the fortitude to bear the loss.
He further prayed that God directs Nigerians in the righteous path.