Nigeria: Catholic Worshippers Perish In Owo Gun Attack

Some Catholic worshippers in Nigeria have perished following a gun attack in Owo, Ondo state, South-west-Nigeria.

According to a report has across, the armed men fired into the congregation and kidnapped some of the congregants at the St Francis church in the town of Owo during a Sunday service.

Authorities are yet to confirm the number of people who perished or have been abducted.

“Several worshippers were brought in dead,” a doctor at a local hospital, was quoted to have said by the Reuters news agency.

A state lawmaker, Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole, also told the Associated Press news agency that children were among the dead after he visited the church and hospital.

The sad incident comes after an upsurge in violence in recent months in Nigeria.

Governor Akeredolu has asked the people not to “take laws into your hands”.

“We shall commit every available resource to hunt down these assailants and make them pay,” he added in a series of tweets.

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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