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Video of Owo Catholic Church Attack and Killings by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ondo State

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Video of Owo Catholic Church Attack and Killings by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ondo State
Catholic Church Members Murdered

Video of Owo Catholic Church Attack and Killings by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ondo State.

St Francis Catholic Church, a worship center in Owa-luwa Street, in Owo town, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State capital has allegedly been attacked by Fulani herdsmen.

It was gathered that some worshippers were feared killed as a result of the incident. The explosion, reportedly occurred on the church premises while the mass was going on Sunday, June 5.

A source said the incident caused pandemonium in the area as residents in the neighborhood of the church ran for safety.

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Another source said it was some herdsmen that allegedly attacked the church and killed worshippers.

An eyewitness Kehinde Ogunkorode, also confirmed that the incident caused chaos in the vicinity, with residents fleeing for safety after being caught off guard.

Video of Owo Catholic Church Attack and Killings by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ondo State

Ondo Police Command, Funmilayo Odulami confirmed the development but said further details would be given later. He said all security apparatus has been put in place to restore calmness to the area.

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Several videos on social media showed victims being killed and lying on the church floor in the pool of their own blood.

Another eyewitness, Ogueze Victor told Channels Television that the assailants were throwing “bombs and shooting” at the same time.

He said about 25 persons were taken to the hospital while about 100 people are feared dead.

According to him, when the gunmen stormed the church, they shot many people in the leg, and others at different parts of the body.

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Video of Owo Catholic Church Attack and Killings by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ondo State

Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu’s Reaction

Meanwhile, the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has expressed deep sadness over what he calls an unprovoked attack and killing of innocent people of Owo, worshiping at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street.

In his reaction to the tragic event, Governor Akeredolu said the vile and satanic attack is a calculated assault on the peace-loving people of Owo Kingdom who have enjoyed relative peace over the years.

He stated;

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.

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Video of Owo Catholic Church Attack and Killings by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ondo State.

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