Some gunmen on Sunday morning attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, killing over 50 members of the congregation, during the church service.
It was gathered that no fewer than 50 corpses have been moved out of the church with many casualties lying at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, for medical attention according to the Nigerian Tribune.
According to a source, who explained that some gunmen invaded the church during service, and opened fire on the members of the church, killing no fewer than 50 people.
He explained that the congregation were caught unaware saying the casualty might be more as some worshippers who were taken to the hospital had given up.
He added that the gunmen also used some explosives within the compound of the church but said most of the people were hit with gunshots.
The perpetrators were said to have fled the scene immediately after they carried out the killing, leaving many people dead.
Some dead bodies were seen soaked with blood in the church in a video now circulating online.
A nurse at Owo who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said not enough medical personnel on the ground and on duty to attend to the casualties at the emergency unit of the hospital while some of the casualties have been taken to private hospitals.
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