Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has expressed shock and sadness over the bombing of St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state which left many worshippers dead and others injured.
Lamenting the ugly incident, which he described as evil and sinful, Kalu called on security agencies to deploy their skills in fishing out the perpetrators of the wicked act, adding that the unfortunate incident is devastating and wicked.
The former Governor admonished appropriate authorities to strengthen the security framework of the country for the sake of peace and unity.
In a statement on Sunday, Kalu condmenmed the attack, noting that all hands must be on deck to stop the killings by terrorists across the country.
He said, “I am devastated and shocked over the attack on St. Francis Church, Owo leading to the death of many people with others injured.
” It is a wicked, evil and sinful act.
“This is too much to bear.
“It is a black Sunday.
“The perpetrators must be exposed and brought to book.
“I urge security agencies to commence full scale investigations in a bid to arrest the perpetrators of the ugly act and avoid recurrence”.
The former Governor commiserated with the government and people of Ondo state while praying to God to grant the departed souls eternal bliss.
Kalu also conveyed his condolences to the Catholic community especially the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo.
He wished hospitalized victims quick recovery.