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General News of Monday, 6 June 2022


MURIC believes Boko Haram behind Owo massacre; says more churches, mosques will be attacked

The scene is the massacre in Owo, Ondo State The scene is the massacre in Owo, Ondo State

The Muslim Rights Concerns (MURIC) believes the terrorist group, Boko Haram has planed its foot in the South West.

The group also said the recent attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church Owo, Ondo State which left many worshipers dead was allegedly carried out by the Boko Haram while warning strongly that more churches and mosques may come under such attack.

MURIC condemned the attack while calling on the government to act decisively and arrest the attackers.

Recall, that some attackers killed dozens of worshippers during Sunday service and MURIC said they should be arrested immediately.

MURIC’s statement was signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

It said, “We strongly condemn this act of unprovoked aggression. It is inhuman, heinous, horrific and horrendous.

“We call for immediate arrest and prosecution of the attackers.”

The Muslim rights advocacy group called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usban Alkali Baba and the Ondo Police Command to find the killers without delay, insisting that the killers must have a hideout.

The group further appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, order the Nigerian Army to join in the search for these murderers

“This latest attack is indubitable evidence of the existence of Boko Haram in the South West after their penetration into Niger and Kogi States,” the group said.

“Going by Boko Haram modus operandi, we warn that mosques and more churches may be the next targets because this was how they started in the North. We, therefore, ask for protection for all churches and mosques in the region,” it said.

MURIC sympathised with families who have lost their loved ones in the attack and also prayed for the wounded who are receiving treatment in hospitals.

The rights group said it was standing in solidarity with the State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu “in this hour of deep sadness”.

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