In the early hours of Sunday 5th June, a report broke out about a mass shooting that took place at the ST Francis Xavier Church, Owo, Ondo State.
The church WAS attacked by multiple gunmen.
It has been reported that about 50 people have lost their lives including children, mothers, aged, women and men and a newly wedded couple who went to bless their marriage in the church.
According to one eyewitness, the killers numbering five invaded the church during service and shot the people present in there.
He told the Vanguard in Nigeria that: “lt was like a movie, they invaded the church and shot indiscriminately. Several people were killed including children and women. It was when they wanted to abduct the priest that they threw dynamite into the church.”
The purpose for this attack and the group behind it remains unknown. Nonetheless, state police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami has indicated that the command would speak on the ugly incident later.