Catholic Lawyers Condemn Killing Of Worshippers In Owo
President of NACL, Mr Chukwuemeka Ezeala, said, in a statement on Monday, that the worshippers were massacred in cold blood.
Over 40 worshippers were killed at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo on June 5 when unknown gunmen opened fire on the congregation.
A viral video on social media depicted several of the worshippers in a pool of blood.
According to Ezeala, it is cruel and sacrilegious that innocent worshippers are attacked in the serene town of Owo and massacred in cold blood.
“The National Association of Catholic Lawyers condemns in absolute terms the reckless and abominable crime perpetrated by the monsters.
“May the souls of the martyrs rest in the Lord,” he said.
Ezeala condoled with the Catholic Bishop of Akure and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria on the loss.
He prayed God to console the families of the dead and grant quick recovery to the wounded.
He called on the state government to arrest and prosecute those involved in the abominable act.