Owo massacre: Terror attack targeted at Akeredolu, message to South-West – Soyinka breaks silence

Nobel Laureate and renowned playwright, Prof. Wole Soyinka has reacted to the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, where many worshippers were murdered.

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He described the incident as a message to the entire people of South-West.

During a condolence visit to Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Friday, the popular writer revealed that the terror attack was directed at the governor who has been displaying leadership in terms of people’s liberation. Charmingpro reports.

“He (governor) was targeted and there is no question about that.

“It was not an accident and it passed a message to the rest of us. That is why I’m here. I want the governor to know that we have received the message.

“We understand it and we came to sympathise with him that he was selected as a medium of that message,“ Soyinka said.

Akeredolu thanked the Nobel laureate for the visit, saying that the state would remain hugely indebted to him.

“It is a cause that he has dedicated his life to and I thank God for his life.

The state wants to appreciate you for finding the time to come at this hour of grief.

“This is like a dagger drawn at our heart and it is an assault on the psyche of those of us in the South-West.

“I believe they think they can create some fears in us but they made a mistake as the attack will make us more fierce in our condemnation of their actions,” Akeredolu noted


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