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MAKINDE VISITS OWO, CALLS ON SECURITY STAKEHOLDERS TO DEPLOY NECESSARY MEASURES

The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has called on security stakeholders to deploy necessary security measure and intelligence to prevent a recurrence of the Owo Catholic Church attack incidence.

Governor Makinde said this when he paid a condolence visit to his Ondo State Counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday.

Speaking to newsmen at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Makinde said that the nation must be prepared to stop terrorism.

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He added that he was concerned and hoped that there was no nexus between the June 5, 2021 attack on Igangan, Oyo State, and that of Owo, Ondo State in June 2022.

The Oyo State Governor was received at the premises of the Church by the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, and the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, before they proceeded to the hospital where the victims were receiving medical treatments

Governor Makinde, who was moved to tears at the sight of an infant casualty with severe injuries, said the attack was unacceptable and highly condemnable.

In his reactions, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who corroborated Governor Seyi Makinde said Government would mobilize every security apparatus it has at its disposal to apprehend the perpetrators.

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Governor Makinde was accompanied by his Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye.

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