Over 50 people have passed away in an attack on a Sunday in Nigeria.
50 people have been reported dead with others kidnapped after unknown gunmen stormed a Catholic Church in Ondo State of Nigeria.
St Francis Catholic church in the town of Owo was attacked by gunmen during today’s church service.
The gunmen opened fired indiscriminately and kidnapped the priest and other members of the church.
The number of casualties isn’t known but it’s estimated to be more than 25 people.
Aside the priest, the exact number of people kidnapped isn’t known now but some church members are reported to have been abducted by the gunmen.
Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu had the following to say in a tweet;
I am deeply saddened by the unprovoked attack and killing of innocent people of Owo, worshiping at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Today.
The vile & satanic attack is a calculated assault on the peace-loving people of Owo Kingdom who have enjoyed relative peace over the years.
It is a black Sunday in Owo. Our hearts are heavy. Our peace and tranquility have been attacked by the enemies of the people. This is a personal loss, an attack on our dear state.
— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) June 5, 2022