Gunmen have reportedly killed over 50 persons in an attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State headquarters, Ondo Church Killing, Ondo State Church Killing.
Apart from worshippers, the gunmen also killed passersby, hit by stray bullets.
Witnesses said the attack occurred during the church’s Sunday service.
The witnesses said the gunmen stormed the church during service and started shooting sporadically.
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The gunmen also detonated explosives inside the premises of the church.
They were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Owo for medical attention.
Chief Medical Director (CMD) of FMC, Owo, Dr. Liasu Adeagbo, said much medical personnel had been deployed to cater to injured persons.
He said it was still too early to speak on the issue.
But a nurse at Owo, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there were not enough medical personnel on the ground to attend to the victims at the hospital’s emergency unit.
She said many of the victims were taken to a private hospital.
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