By KEMI KASUMU
The National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO), Ondo State Chapter, says it is with heavy heart that it commiserates with the Christian Community of the state in general and Catholic Church in particular over the unwarranted attack on the members of St. Francis Catholic Church Owaluwa Owo, Ondo State.
This commiseration was contained in a statement jointly signed by Alhaji Alli Yekini the state Coordinator and Mr. Ajayi Moshood state Secretary of the NACOMYO dated 8/6/2022 and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER Saturday night.
“This heart-felt condolence equally goes to the Olowo of Owo, the Chief Imam of Owo, CAN Chairman of Owo and the entire inhabitant of the kingdom. Our condolence and sympathy also go to the every family that sustain one form of loss or the other in the gruesome and cold-blooded attack, may God Almighty uphold you. Amin.
“Although, we all refer to the attackers as unknown gunmen, no one is unknown to our creator; the Almighty.
“This council in all ramifications condemn this dastard act roundly. No right thinking person can justify this.
“Our collective spirit had been challenged, not only in Ondo State but Nigeria as a whole because this is not the first time such happening is taking place; it had occurred across board. It is time to stand together more strongly than ever. Break must be applied on this carnage.
“Our perspective should be human first before any consideration. Evil do not discriminate. Love, good neighborliness and mutual understanding are the ingredients we need to live a peaceful life not hatred and wanton destruction of lives and properties.”
NAMCOMYO continued, “This council appreciate the various arms of government and stakeholders for their prompt attention to the event, especially the State Governor, His Excellency Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).
“It is the opinion of this council that insecurity challenges facing Nigeria as a whole should be attended to clinically. Multi-level approach is highly needed in the time like this. Physical, scientific, technology and spiritual options should be deployed to surmount the obstacle. Our attackers are not coming from another planet, they reside with us in Nigeria.
“So, all hands must be on deck to fish out, prosecute and punish any offender that is happy in throwing our collective happiness into mud. Those who see nothing good in the existence of their fellow human beings. They should be put to where they belong without delay. The security apparatus are trying their very best but more efforts are still needed to defeat the evil.
“Law should be allowed to take its course without fear or favour. It is in doing this that we can rest as country.
“So that the coming generation will not see us as uncaring type. It is the fervent prayer of this council that such ugly occurrence shall never repeat itself again in our communities. Amin,” it prayed.