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Boko Haram is in South West, more churches, mosques next targets – Islamic group

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has alerted that Boko Haram is in the South West.

The group has said that the massive attack of the St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State on Sunday, was carried out by members of Boko Haram, and alerted that people should be careful of its reoccurrence.

The Islamic group has strongly condemned the massive’ attack, and called on the government to put in place measures that would facilitate the arrest of the attackers.

The Informant247 had reported that some unidentified gunmen had invaded a church in Owo, Ondo state and killed dozens of worshippers during Sunday service.

The statement by the Islamic group was signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

“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 group has also called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usban Alkali Baba and the Police Command in the affected state to fish out the masterminders of the evil act without delay.

“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 condoled with the bereaved and wished the wounded who are receiving treatment in hospitals, quick recovery.

The advocacy group registered its solidarity with the State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu “in this hour of deep sadness”.

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