No fewer than 50 person have reportedly been killed by bandits in an attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area, Ondo State.
Theeditorial.ng gathered that apart from worshippers, the bandits also killed passerby hit by stray bullets.
The attack reportedly occurred during the church’s Sunday service.
Witnesses said the gunmen stormed the church during service and started shooting sporadically.
The injured and the dead people were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Owo.
The Chief Medical Director of FMC, Owo, Dr Liasu Adeagbo, said many medical personnel have been deployed to cater to the injured persons.
He said it was still too early to speak on the issue.
But a nurse in the hospital, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was not enough medical personnel on ground to attend to the victims at the emergency unit of the hospital.