The Islamic Welfare Foundation (IWF) is dismayed at the desecration of the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The Foundation finds this unfortunate incident as sacrilegious, irreligious, and roguish. This bedlam is condemned in its entirety as there can be no justification for such heinous bloodbath among humans, not to mention this kind of barbarity in a place of worship.

In this vein, IWF expresses its deepest sympathy with the families of the victims, and the Catholic Church. We also extend our sympathy to the people and government of Ondo State. We join peace-loving people of Nigeria in prayer that this nation shall rise above this dark cloud of violence.

On this note, IWF calls on the government of Ondo State and security agencies to use all resources within their disposal to flush out the mass murderers responsible for this bloodletting and make them face the full wrath of the law. In addition, IWF charges government at all levels and the security agencies to ensure the protection of lives and properties at all corners of this country is paramount.


Dr. Hassan Kalejaiye
National Coordinator