Governor Bello of Niger State Commiserates with Akeredolu

Abubakar Sani Bello, governor of Niger State has commiserated with his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu over the Sunday morning attack on worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo. He said that, like similar terror attacks in the country, the attack that claimed the lives of over 50 people was condemnable. The governor also condemned the widespread criminal cases of kidnapping, banditry and killings in the country. While lamenting that cases like this were calculated to make the country ungovernable, Governor Bello expressed the hope that the country would overcome this disturbing development. He said Nigerians must resist any attempt to compromise the unity of the country. In a statement signed by Mary Noel-Berji, the chief press secretary on his behalf, Governor Bello who is also the chairman of the North central Governors’ Forum said, “The satanic attack is a condemnable act of terrorism and everything must be done to bring the assailants to justice.” While sympathizing with the government of Ondo State and families of the dead, as well as wishing the injured quick recovery, the governor prayed that God will expose the perpetrators of the dastardly act and their sponsors. Some yet to be identified gunmen opened fire on worshippers at the church premises on Sunday, killing many people and injuring scores of others. The attack occurred just as the service was about to be rounded off. The police have started investigations into the incident. There have been cases of kidnapping, banditry and killings across the country, including Niger State, and Governor Bello has on many occasions called on the federal government to ensure that the criminals are put in check.

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