Tears as flood sweeps away junior secondary school student in Ondo 

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The family of A Junior Secondary School student of Mount Carmel Girls School, Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of the Ikare Akoko Local Government Area of Ogun State, identified as Motunrayo John, is grieving over her loss, after she was reportedly swept away by a flood following a heavy downpour in the community. 

The incident which happened on Tuesday, June 21, in Semusemu area of the town. According to a source who told Punch that the girl was “playing with erosion and she put her legs inside the water when she mistakenly slipped into the water and was carried away”.

The source added; 

“The only thing found while searching for her is her mathematical set.”

Divisional Police Officer in Ikare Akoko, Mr. Olatujoye Akinwande, who confirmed the incident said the school principal, Mrs. Ajoke Asiwaju, reported the matter at the police station. He said the search and rescue operation had commenced.

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In other news, Suspected attackers of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, have been reportedly arrested.

A video which showed moment Olowo of Owo announced arrest of those who attacked a Catholic Church in the Ondo, has been shared online. One of them could be heard saying: “They want to take them (suspects) to Akure. The youths are angry.”

Recall that the state government said last Sunday’s attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo left over 20 people dead and over 50 people injured. It has also been linked to ISWAP terrorists. 

Oluwo of Owo, Gbadegesin Ogunoye III announced arrests of suspects linked to the shooting on Thursday June 9, as members of the community cheered on.

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