Press Release : We condemn Sunday mass killing at Ondo.
Association of Humble and Obedient youths (AHOY) condemn and express sadness over the massacre scene at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Arguably, there was a time in the history of Nigeria when there was peace and security, at least, to an extent.
However, with recent various incidents which involve kidnapping, jungle justices, forceful land grabbing and killings of all kinds, etc. It is fair to assume or conclude that the security situation in Nigeria seems to be deteriorating by the minute.
The killing of church goers during their mass at St.Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria today 05.06.2022 (as aired on TV news and Social media) further demonstrate the deteriorating state of insecurity in Nigeria.
Regardless of the motive, life should be held sacred. As such, AHOY condemn this barbaric act of killings that took innocent lives – this is a massacre.
AHOY mourns the death of victims and stand in solidarity with the victim’s family and others affected, in this difficult time and pray for them to have the fortitude to bear the loss.
AHOY urge everyone to use their influence and resources to advocate for peace at all times regardless of the situation and where.
Nigerian 1999 constitution, Sec 33, states that every person has a right to life. Sec 14 (2b), also states that welfare and security of citizens shall be the primary purpose of the government.
Therefore, AHOY calls the attention of Nigerian Government, to the provisions above to improve security as necessary to protect her citizens regardless of who they are, where they live, their political and religious inclinations.