Many Killed In Ondo As Gunmen Attack Church

Many have been reported killed by gunmen who attacked a church in Ondo State during Sunday service.

It was also reported that in this attack which took place at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owo town, has left over 50 people dead.

There are conflicting reports about the nature of the attack as eyewitness accounts claimed it was the hankdwork of gunmen while others insist it was an explosion.

A viral video of the incident which surfaced online earlier in the day showed some victims lying on the floor of the church covered in blood. From the look of the video, it appears that the victims lying down were shot.

According to a source, 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 have gave 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 they carried out the killing, leaving many people dead.

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