Gunmen have attacked a Catholic church in Owo, Onod state, in Nigeria killing worshipers on Sunday, June 5, 2022, several sources have confirmed.
St. Francis Catholic church, in Owo town, was in service when the gunmen arrived in their numbers opening fire and killing scores of worshipers.
A state legislator, Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole said the attackers targeted the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state just as the worshipers gathered on Pentecost Sunday.
Videos of the incident have surfaced online showing very gory images of mostly women and children lying dead with gunshot wounds.
No specific numbers of casualties have been reported. A doctor at a local hospital, quoted by the Reuters news agency, said that “several worshippers were brought in dead”. After visiting the church and hospital, state lawmaker Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole told the Associated Press news agency that children were among the dead.