How Gunmen Attacked Ondo Catholic Church, Killed Many Worshippers

Fidelis David in Akure
Gunmen on Sunday attacked St  Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa, in Owo Local Government Area of  Ondo state, killing scores of worshipers

When THISDAY visited the scene of the incident, it was observed that the  gunmen  used dynamites to blow the altar of the church while the service was going on.

Parts of the altar POP  caved in as the gunmen  shot many worshipers 
An eyewitness, Kehinde Ogunkorode, told THISDAY that no fewer than 50 persons were  killed by the gunmen.
Blood stains litter the floor of the church as corpses were moved to the Federal Medical Centre and St Louis Catholic Hospital, Owo.

Many who were injured in the incident have also been rushed to the hospital.
Another eyewitnesses Ikechukwu Eze told THISDAY that ” Immediately I heard gunshots, I smartly escaped through the fence. The gunmen were up to 10 in number”.

 He added that security  men who later came to the scene of the incident were chased away by the angry people.
The Catholic Bishop of Ondo, Jude Arogundada, was seen at the scene but refused to speak with journalists.

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