The news of the attack on a Catholic Church in Owo came shattering the peace of a Sunday afternoon. To me, it is reprehensible and totally condemnable whichever way one looks at it or whatever is the motive of the aggressors.
Why on earth would anyone or group think of attacking innocent worshippers with explosives and also rain bullets on them can only be left to imagination.
The gory pictures emanating from the site is horrific, horrendous and nightmarish. It is unbelievable that this crime could be perpetrated by normal humans.
This act must be thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators be made to face the full wrath of the law. It is an inhumane act that must not be allowed to go without fishing out the criminals and also punishing them.
Our government cannot continue to treat issue of National Security like a matter of politics. There is need for immediate decentralization of the police structures with the establishment of State Police. We cannot continue the blame game over insecurity in our states when the security apparatus are controlled by federal authorities.
I wish to call on the law enforcement agents to do everything possible within their means to find out these people and what there motives are.
I however wish to commiserate with my brother, the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, the traditional institution of the town and all the sons and daughters of Owo, especially the relatives of the victims of this dastardly act.
Senator Ajibola Basiru
Osun Central Senatorial District