ABUJA: A minimum of 50 individuals had been killed and others injured after gunmen attacked a Catholic church in Nigeria's Ondo state throughout mass on Sunday, a physician and native media reported.
A health care provider at a hospital in Owo, a city within the state in Nigeria's southwest, advised Reuters that no fewer than 50 our bodies had been moved to the FMC (Federal Medical Heart) in Owo and to St. Louis Catholic Hospital.
President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the assault, calling it “heinous”. The id and motive of the attackers was not instantly clear.
Native media mentioned gunmen had fired at worshippers and detonated explosives on the church. These killed included ladies and youngsters.
Funmilayo Ibukun Odunlami, police spokesperson for Ondo state, mentioned solely that there had been an incident on the Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo and mentioned police would challenge an additional assertion quickly.
Africa's most populous nation has witnessed assaults and kidnappings for ransom by armed gangs, largely in its northwest. Such assaults are uncommon in southwestern Nigeria.
Ondo state governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu minimize brief a visit to the capital Abuja and returned to Ondo after the assault. “We will commit each obtainable useful resource to seek out these assailants and make them pay,” he mentioned in an announcement.
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