Ekiti, 08 December, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Six months after the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left 39 Catholic worshippers killed and more than 80 injured, there have been arrests and promises but no prosecution, Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye has lamented.
In a Monday, December 5 statement, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Ekiti Diocese reacts to the June 5 massacre and urges the relevant authorities in the West African country to go beyond the promises and prosecute the suspects “now”.
“December 5, 2022, is the sixth month of the evil attack, the dead have been buried and their people and other well-wishers are still in sorrowful moods,” Bishop Femi laments in his statement titled, “Nigeria still waiting.”
The Nigerian Catholic Bishop further recalls that “many of the injured are equally traumatized.”
There were “outcries, condemnations and there were promises” made nationally and internationally, he further recalls, and says he finds it regrettable that six months later, Nigerians are still awaiting the outcome of investigations into the massacre.