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Ondo: What We Know About Owo Catholic Church Attack

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In the meantime, Ondo State has been the focus of attention. This is as a result of the deadly attack on a Catholic Church in Owo area.

Since the Owo Catholic Church attack, many stories have been trending online. These include mere speculations, rumours and lies.

As a result, many people do not have a clear picture of the gory situation. Instead, they are torn between the truth and falsehood.

This is why Naijabanquet thought to intimate you with everything they know about the Owo Catholic Church attack.

Sunday, June 5.

On June 5 2022, just when the Reverend Father of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo was about to round off the Sunday service, unknown gunmen stormed the church premises and began to shoot.

Reportedly, at least 50 persons have been confirmed dead with many people seriously injured after the Owo Church attack.

Multiple sources confirmed that the assailants came with guns and explosives to attack the congregants.

Currently, the Federal Medical Center, Ondo is requesting blood donations from the general public for victims of the bloodbath.

What is the Cause of Owo Catholic Church Massacre?

Though we have not confirmed any Kidnap, the mission of the attackers was to kidnap a reverend father of the Owo Catholic Church.

Unlike multiple sources have put, the Ondo Massacre is not a bomb blast but rather a case of sporadic shooting at innocent worshippers.

According to Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), the unknown gunmen used improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to carry out the deadly attack.

The video of the bl**dy scene that has now gone viral shows that children are among the slain victims of the deadly attack.

The scene is close to the palace of the traditional ruler of Owo land.

The Bereaved Speaks

The internet is littered with stories of the bereaved.

According to a Twitter user who resides abroad, his uncle, wife and kids lost their lives in the unfortunate experience at Owo.

He said that the family who was based abroad had come to spend some time with his parents at home. Unfortunately, they all died in church attack.

In another tweet, a little girl who came on a vacation to his grannies’ at Ondo state was also killed in the cold blood.

Speaking with FIJ, a lady who lost her father to the pogrom kept crying repeatedly, “Nigeria has killed me, Nigeria has killed!!!”

Some Analyst’s Views on Owo Church Massacre

Some analysts have said one or two things about the Owo church massacre.

A popular human rights lawyer, Ebun-olu Adegboruwa has supposed that the attack could be a reaction to the stance of Ondo State governor on open grazing, restructuring and power rotation.

“Owo being the hometown of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, I pray that this dastardly act has nothing to do with his principled stand on national issues such as restructuring, resource control, power rotation, restriction on open grazing and state police.

“The governor has been at the forefront of the implementation of the regional security outfit, Amotekun, which has been hugely successful in crime reduction. I urge him not to relent in any of these noble pursuits, if that is the genuine desire of the people that he represents.”

Governor Akeredolu Speaks on Owo Church Attack

The Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu has also spoken about the deadly incident that left some members of St Francis Catholic Church in Owo to drown in their own blood.

In a series of tweets, the executive Governor of the state expressed sorrow over the loss of the people of his state.

He described the experience as a vile and satanic attack (that) as well calculated assault on the peace-loving people of the Owo Kingdom who have enjoyed relative peace over the years.

Going further, the Governor Akeredolu promised to go after the perpetrators and avenge the death of the late worshippers.

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