A Catholic Priest who was present and have witnessed the tragic attack at St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, Ondo State, has shared an eyewitness account of the attack which led to the death of more than 50 worshippers at the church.
The Rev father identified as Rev Fr Andrew Abayomi, during his interview with BBC Yoruba, said the attack occurred as the service was about to end.
He revealed that the gunshot which came from different corners, pushed them into locking the church for over 20 minutes till the gunmen left He said this:
“We were about to round off service. I had even asked people to start leaving, that was how we started hearing gunshots from different angles.
“We hid inside the church but some people had left when the attack happened. We locked ourselves in the church for 20 minutes. When we heard that they had left, we opened the church and rushed victims to the hospital.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has reacted to the terror attack and he vowed to hunt down the assailants and make them pay.
“I am deeply saddened by the unprovoked attack and killing of innocent people of Owo, worshiping at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Today.
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