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Owo assault: Reps need attack on woods holds, casualties get mass entombment today

The House of Representatives on Thursday encouraged the Federal Government to pronounce a highly sensitive situation on backwoods holds in pieces of Ondo State as a component of endeavors to capture and indict the fear mongers who on June 5 slaughtered around 40 admirers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The lawamkers settled on the decision after consistently embracing a movement moved by the legislator addressing Owo/Ose Federal Constituency in Ondo State, Oluwatimehin Adelegbe, which was named, ‘A Motion of Urgent National Importance Brought Pursuant to the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives on the Killing of Innocent Worshippers in Owo, Ondo State.’

Adelegbe reviewed a progression of comparable assaults in the state, saying, “In Molege people group inside Ose LGA, prior in January, farmlands and houses were set on fire and three people killed.

“On Sunday, January 23, 2022, there was a lethal assault completed on Okeluse people group, likewise in Ose LGA by equipped men who bulldozed farmlands, houses and left three people dead. In November 2021, a gathering of equipped men killed the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adewusi, in a similar LGA.”

That’s what the House asked “The Federal Government proclaims a highly sensitive situation in the different woods holds in Owo/Ose Federal Constituency to brush and fish out the culprits of these violations.”

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Amotekun corps

In the mean time, Commanders of the South West Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, in Akure on Thursday, announced their obligation to guaranteeing satisfactory assurance of lives and property of individuals of the area.

The group included Corps Commanders from Ekiti, General Joe Komolafe (retd.); Oyo, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju (retd.); Ogun, David Akinremi; and Osun, Brigadier General Bashir Adewinbi (retd.).

Ondo State Commander and Chairman of the Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, who talked for the others, during a visit to the Olowo castle said, “Collectively, we are here on a sympathy visit and furthermore, to survey the security circumstance and proffer our own answer with the end goal of guaranteeing that a rehash of this doesn’t occur anyplace in the South-West district once more.”
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Answering, Oba Ogunoye lauded the Amotekun Commanders for actually getting the South-West locale, and said, “You are making an honest effort to guarantee harmony reigns in Yoruba land. We realize you have your own difficulties. If by some stroke of good luck the Federal Government would uphold and permit you to convey modern weapons, no wrongdoing will be hard for you to explode.”

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In the mean time, the ruler has repeated that main genuine federalism would bring powerful state police that would handle frailty at the grassroots level, when a gathering, under the support of the Owo is One Organization, visited him in his castle to give medications and cash to survivors of the St. Francis Catholic Church assault

The ruler said, “There is not an obvious explanation for why the Federal Government ought to have the selective protect of the police. The state government ought to take over policing their different states.

“Allow us to start to advocate for genuine federalism and production of state police. Allow us to rehearse federalism how it is polished in different nations. Allow us to start to advocate for power devolution. As we sob for the president to save lives, let us go to the National Assembly.”

The official applicant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has likewise given N10m for the treatment of survivors of the dread assault.

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Atiku’s message was conveyed by the competitor of PDP in the last governorship political race in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, and a few different clan leaders of the party at the Olowo’s royal residence.

Mass entombment

In the mean time, St. John’s Grammar School Old Boys Association of Ile-Ife, Osun State, has grieved one of the survivors of the assault, Adesina Ajanaku, an Ile-Ife Prince who was killed alongside his better half. The couple will be given mass entombment alongside 38 different casualties of the assault on Friday (today).

The SJOBA President, Dr Festus Oshoba, in a proclamation made accessible to The PUNCH, said, “Ajanaku, who filled in as an ‘Church youth’ at the week after week heavenly mass celebrated in the school corridor guzzled every one of the lessons of our late pioneer and was nicknamed Father John for his devotion and commitment to the help of God. He didn’t withdraw from his blessed ways as he turned into a Catholic Church pioneer as a Knight of Saint Mulumba in 2017.”

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