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Owo Massacre: 40 Confirmed Dead, Memorial Park Planned By Akeredolu

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The Ondo State Government disclosed on Wednesday that the death toll from the Owo Massacre has risen to 40.

The update was given by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Banji Ajaka, in a statement given on Wednesday. 

The statement revealed that as of Tuesday night, the state government’s record showed that those affected by the attack are 127 while 40 were confirmed dead.

Earlier reports pegged the number of casualties to be 38, as revealed by the Catholic Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Jude Arogundade.

The Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has given the assurance that the state government would provide land in a good area for the mass burial of the dead.

"We will have a Memorial Park here where those who died in the attack will be buried.

"We will find a good place as a Memorial Park. It will also be my suggestion that even if there are people who have retrieved their family or members of their family, we must still have a symbolic grave there for them.

"And it will be there forever, it is not something we can forget and we should never forget it", he stated.

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