Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has extended the mourning period in the state to Wednesday, June 15th, 2022.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde said in a statement on Sunday.
“The extension is sequel to the resolution of the Southwest Governors’ Forum to observe a 3-day mourning period, starting from Monday, 13th June to Wednesday, 15th June, 2022 across all the Southwest states,” the statement said.
Akeredolu who had directed that all flags in the state be flown at half-mast for seven days from Monday, June 6th, to Sunday, June 12th, 2022, appreciated his counterparts in the Southwest for the massive love and cooperation shown since the tragic attack in Owo.
Gunmen attacked Owo Catholic Church last Sunday, killing forty people while many were injured.
The Federal Government has since linked the attack to the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter of Boko Haram. However, the Governor who said it is time for state police described the Federal Government’s pronouncement as too hasty.