Many worshippers have been feared dead with several injured after Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, k#lling over 50 members of the congregation.
Naijapalaba.com earlier reported: We lock ourselves in the church for over 20 minutes – Priest speaks on Ondo Catholic massacre
It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the church during service at saint Xavier Catholic Church OWO on Sunday morning, June 5 and opened fire on the congregants.
They k#lled all the people and kidnapped the priest! The videos are gory…the whole church filled with [email protected] bodies and blood everywhere….they then bombed the premises after the massacre”
According to Nigerian Tribune, no fewer than 50 corpses have been moved out of the church with many casualties lying at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, for medical attention.
A source explained that the congregation were caught unaware, adding that the [email protected] toll might rise as some worshippers who were taken to the hospital have reportedly d#ed.
He added that the gunmen also used some explosives within the compound of the church but said most of the people were hit with gunshots.
The perpetrators were said to have fled the scene immediately they carried out the k#lling, leaving many people [email protected]
Graphic photos and videos posted online show some [email protected] bodies soaked with blood in the church.
A nurse at Owo who spoke to the publication on condition of anonymity said there wasn’t enough medical personnel on ground to attend to the casualties at the emergency unit of the hospital, while some of the casualties had been taken to a private hospital.