No less than 50 killed in slaughter at Catholic church in southwest Nigeria

Shooters went after a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria during mass get-together on Sunday, killing something like 50 individuals including ladies and kids, as per a clinic specialist and media reports.

The shooters took shots at individuals outside and inside the congregation building, killing and harming admirers, said Funmilayo Ibukun Odunlami, police representative for Ondo territory of Nigeria.

She didn’t say the number of individuals that were killed or harmed at St Francis Catholic Church in the town of Owo however added police were exploring the reason for the assault.

Ondo state Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who visited the location of the assault and harmed people in medical clinic, depicted Sunday’s occurrence as “an extraordinary slaughter” that ought not be permitted to repeat.

“It is miserable to such an extent that while the Holy Mass was going on, obscure shooters went after St Francis Catholic Church…leaving many dreaded dead and numerous others harmed and the Church abused,” said Catholic Church representative in Nigeria, Reverend Augustine Ikwu.

Ikwu said the diocesan and ministers from the ward had endure the assault safe.

A specialist at a clinic in Owo let Reuters know that no less than 50 bodies had been brought into two emergency clinics in the town from the assault. The specialist, who declined to be named, likewise said there was a requirement for blood gifts to treat the harmed.
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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari censured the assault, referring to it as “grievous”, and the Vatican said Pope Francis was petitioning God for the casualties who had been “horrendously stricken in a snapshot of festivity”.

Nigeria is engaging an Islamist revolt in the upper east and equipped packs who complete assaults and kidnappings for deliver, generally in the northwest.