Suspected gunmen have invaded St Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state, and killed over 50 worshipers in the church.
According to reports monitored by Geeky Nigeria, over 50 worshipers have died and several others have been left injured after the gunmen invaded and blew up the church premises situated close to the palace of the Olowo of Owo
When the news got to Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, he was deeply saddened and expressed deep sadness over killing of innocent people of Owo, worshiping at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street.
The governor said that the attack was tragic and was an assault towards the peace-loving people of Owo Kingdom who have lived in 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.
“I have spoken to the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Most Reverend Jude Arogundade, who is presently on his way to Owo. Similarly, I have had to cut short my party’s national assignment in Abuja and visit Owo immediately.
“This is an unexpected development. I am shocked to say the least. Nevertheless, We shall commit every available resource to hunt down these assailants and make them pay. We shall never bow to the machinations of heartless elements in our resolves to rid our state of criminals.
“I commiserate with my people in Owo, particularly families of the those who lost their lives to this ugly and unfortunate attack. I extend my condolences to Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye as well as the Catholic Church,” Akeredolu stated.
The following video shows inside of the church after the gunmen had left: