Nigeria50 Persons killed at Catholic Church in Southwest Nigeria

50 Persons killed at Catholic Church in Southwest Nigeria

-

- Advertisment -spot_img
JUMIA ANNIVERSARY

Gunmen attacked a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria during mass on Sunday, killing at least 50 people including women and children, according to a hospital doctor and media reports.

50 Persons killed at Catholic Church in Southwest Nigeria

The gunmen shot at people outside and inside the church building, killing and injuries worshippers, said Funmilayo Ibukun Odunlami, police spokesperson for Ondo state.

FREE DELIVERY

She did not say how many people were killed or injured at St Francis Catholic Church in the town of Owo but added police were investigating the cause of the attack.

Ondo state Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who visited the scene of the attack and injured persons in hospital, described Sunday’s incident as “a great massacre” that should not be allowed to happen again.

The identity and motive of the attackers was not immediately clear.

Read AlsoNigerian VP Osinbajo Rescues Accident Victims

“It is so sad that while the Holy Mass was going on, unknown gunmen attacked St Francis Catholic Church…leaving many feared dead and many others injured and the Church violated,” said Catholic Church spokesman in Nigeria, Reverend Augustine Ikwu.

Ikwu said the bishop and priests from the parish had survived the attack unharmed.

Read AlsoIslamic scholars want APC to Choose Muslim Presidential Candidate

A doctor at a hospital in Owo told Reuters that at least 50 bodies had been brought into two hospitals in the town from the attack. The doctor, who declined to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the press, also said there was a need for blood donations to treat the injured.

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack, calling it “heinous”, and the Vatican said Pope Francis was praying for the victims who had been “painfully stricken in a moment of celebration”.

Nigeria is battling an Islamist insurgency in the northeast and armed gangs who carry out attacks and kidnappings for ransom, mostly in the northwest. (Reuters)

newswebbs
newswebbshttps://newswebbs.com
New Webbs is an independent online news platform launched with the aim of connecting the world with the latest news on the web.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

SUNU Health Reiterates Commitment To Human Health, Wellbeing

Lagos, Nigeria - Dr Faith Nwachi, Chief Operating Officer, SUNU Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO), has reiterated the organisation’s commitment to...

In Entrepreneurship, Agility is the Name of the Game – Seleem Adegunwa

Lagos, Nigeria - In his drive to inspire future entrepreneurs that would make significant growth to the nation’s economy...

Entrepreneurs.ng Initiates ‘Complify’ To Simplify Tax Compliance

Lagos, Nigeria - Entrepreneurs.ng, under the leadership of Florence Chikezie, has announced the launch of a new service called...

More Than 80 Passengers Killed In Congo Boat Accident

DRC - A boat carrying 270 passengers has capsized on a river near Congo's capital of Kinshasa, leaving more than...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Police Nab Kidnappers Who Murder Six-year-old Boy For Food

Taraba, Nigeria - The operatives of Adamawa State Police Command have arrested two suspected male Kidnapers for the killing...

Bigi-Sponsored Nigerian Idol Bids Farewell To Jennifer After Powerful Performance

Lagos, Nigeria - A beloved contestant, Jennifer, known for her powerful vocals, left the Bigi-sponsored Nigerian Idol stage with...

Must read

In Entrepreneurship, Agility is the Name of the Game – Seleem Adegunwa

Lagos, Nigeria - In his drive to inspire future...

Rite Foods’ Chairman, Adegunwa Becomes Asiwaju Of Ijebu

Lagos, Nigeria - According to a report published in...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

MEN'S FASHION
DEFACTO OFFICIAL STORE