Barely a week after the gruesome murder of some worshippers at the Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, Nobel Laureate and renowned playwright, Wole Soyinka has revealed who the attack was targeted.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Friday, Soyinka said the attack was not an accident but directed at him.
Soyinka said: “He (governor) was targeted and there is no question about that. It was not an accident and it passed a message to the rest of us. That is why I’m here. I want the governor to know that we have received the message
“We understand it and we came to sympathize with him that he was selected as a medium of that message“
Responding, Akeredolu expressed appreciation to Soyinka for the visit at the time of their grief, saying that the Catholic church attack has created fear in the heart of the residents.
He said: “It is a cause that he has dedicated his life to and I thank God for his life. The state wants to appreciate you for finding the time to come at this hour of grief
“This is like a dagger drawn at our heart and it is an assault on the psyche of those of us in the South-West.
“I believe they think they can create some fears in us but they made a mistake as the attack will make us more fierce in our condemnation of their actions”