Firing in Nigeria's Catholic Church, more than 50 Killed and Many Injured

Firing in Nigeria's Church: At least 50 people, including women and children, were killed and several injured in a surprise attack by gunmen on a Catholic church in Nigeria.
Firing in Nigeria's Catholic Church, more than 50 Killed and Many Injured
Firing in Nigeria's Catholic Church, more than 50 Killed and Many InjuredImage Credit: AP

Firing in Nigeria's Church: At least 50 people, including women and children, were killed and several injured in a surprise attack by gunmen on a Catholic church in Nigeria's Ondo state on Sunday.

The Daily Sabah reported that the attack took place in Owo, a city in Ondo state, as a large number of people gathered in the church during morning prayers on Sunday.

According to the agency, the gunmen first detonated explosives near the church and then opened fire on the worshippers, killing several people on the spot.

Attackers kidnapped the priest

After firing in the church, the attackers kidnapped the chief priest of the church. It is feared that this attack on the church has been done by Muslim terrorists operating in the country.

Firing in Nigeria's Catholic Church, more than 50 Killed and Many Injured
Firing in Nigeria's Catholic Church, more than 50 Killed and Many Injured

Firing in Nigeria's Church: Statement of Governor

An official said it is difficult to tell the casualties as security personnel rushed to the spot to rescue those present.

He said the injured victims were taken to a government hospital in the city of Owo. Ondo state governor Arakunrin Akeredolu confirmed the attack in a statement. In his statement, the governor said, "Deeply saddened by the attack and murder of innocent people of Owo at St. Francis Catholic Church today."

Security forces have been deployed to monitor and restore normalcy in the city
Akeredolu urged locals to "remain calm and alert" as security forces have been deployed to monitor and restore normalcy in the city.

Firing in Nigeria's Church: President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack
President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attackImage Credit: File Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack, calling it a "dastardly act".

So far no group or organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, nor has the motive of the attack been known.

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