Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has condemned the recent attack on worshippers at the St John Catholic Church in Owo Ondo State.
Punch Metro reports that over 40 congregants of the church were murdered by yet to be identified gunmen on Sunday.
Reacting to the incident, Kayode Fayemi who is also a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress described the attack on innocent citizens as barbaric and callous.
Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described the attack as vile, barbaric and callous, adding that,” there can never be any justification for the heinous behaviour of the assailants.”
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, also commiserated with the Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN the people of Ondo State over the sad incident.
He urged security agencies in the state to ensure that the perpetrators of the crime are apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law, tasking them to remain vigilant.
In solidarity with the sister state, Fayemi also directed the Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani, to immediately send human and medical resources to Ondo State.
“The perpetrators of this dastardly act should not go unpunished. We call on relevant security agencies in the state to spring into action and ensure that they are brought to book.
“Our condolences to the Government and good people of Ondo State as well as families that lost their loved ones in the carnage.”