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.