Owo Attack: Ondo cancels June 12 celebrations

The Ondo State Government has canceled this year’s June 12 celebration, previously scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2022. June 12 is Democracy Day in Nigeria, a national holiday marking the June 12, 1993 elections won by the late MKO Abiola. Ondo State has been at the forefront of commemorating the day even before the Federal Government declared it a national holiday. But the state will not hold the usual parade of events after terrorists killed some 22 people and wounded many more in last Sunday’s attack on St Francis Catholic Church in Owo. Flags in the state are already flying at half-staff as a morning signal across the state, while condolences have poured in from across the country to comfort mourners and the state. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu He also aborted his trip to Abuja for the APC presidential primary after Sunday’s attack. ALSO READ: Owo attacks message to Southwest – Soyinka Rumors of the culprits’ arrest had leaked out on Friday, but police said they were still on the trail of the attackers, urging the public to ignore the reports. A statement from Ondo State Governor Chief Press Secretary Richard Olatunde said the cancellation was a consequence of the terrorist attack on innocent worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, on Sunday. “The cancellation is to allow all the people of Ondo State to mourn their loved ones who lost their lives in the horrific attack,” the statement said. “Remember that the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, ordered all flags in the state to fly at half-staff for seven days in honor of the victims of the terror attack.” SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Owo Attack: Ondo cancels June 12 celebrations