Earlier, Newsspill had revealed that unidentified gunmen attacked St. Francis Catholic Church Owo in Ondo State, southwest Nigeria, bombed the building, and opened fire on the congregation, leading in several fatalities and injuries.
This online news source is aware that an eyewitness, Kehinde Ogunkorode, informed newsmen that the event led to chaos in the neighborhood as inhabitants fled for safety after being caught off guard.
Newsspill discovered that the explosion on the grounds of the Catholic Church in Owo resulted in multiple fatalities and several injuries.
Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, responded to the attack on the Owo Church by tweeting: “Awful news today from Owo in Ondo state. I abhor those who committed this heinous atrocity. I offer my condolences to everyone who is impacted.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was from Owo, the site of the attack on the Catholic Church Owo, according to Newsspill. On Sunday, June 5, 2022, an explosion shook the St. Francis Catholic Church on Owa-luwa Street in Ondo State’s Owo Local Government Area.
“I have spoken with Most Reverend Jude Arogundade, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, who is currently traveling to Owo. Similar to this, I had to end my party’s national job in Abuja and head straight to Owo.
This is a surprising turn of events. To say the least, I’m startled. Nevertheless, We will use every resource at our disposal to find these attackers and hold them accountable. In our determination to purge our state of criminals, we will never yield to the schemes of callous individuals.
While denouncing the attack, Governor Akeredolu called it a planned assault and a personal loss.
“I am extremely pained by the unjustified attack and murders of innocent people of Owo, praying at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Today,” Akeredolu said in a statement. The evil and demonic onslaught is a planned attack on the peaceful inhabitants of Owo Kingdom, who have throughout the years experienced some tranquility.
“In Owo, this is a gloomy Sunday. Weakness fills our hearts. The enemies of the people have assailed our quiet and peace. This is a personal setback and a strike against our beloved state.
“I express my sympathies to my Owo people, especially the families of those killed in this heinous and tragic act.
“I offer my condolences to the Catholic Church, Olowo of Owo, and Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye.
“I plead to the peace and caution of our people. Don’t try to impose laws on others. The leaders of the security agencies and I have spoken. I was also given the assurance that security personnel would be sent to Owo kingdom to keep an eye on things and bring everything back to normal.