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‘We Were Locked In The Church For Over 20 Mins’, Priest Speaks On Ondo Church Attack

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‘We Were Locked In The Church For Over 20 Mins’, Priest Speaks On Ondo Church Attack

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Rev Father Andrew Abayomi, one of the priests at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, has narrated how the church was attacked by suspected terrorists on Sunday morning

Topnewstv had earlier reported some worshippers lost their lives in the explosion that occurred on the church premises while the mass was going on.

 

In an interview with BBC Yoruba, the cleric said suspected terrorists struck as the day’s service was about to end.

“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.”

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Reacting to the attack in his hometown, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, described the attack as “vile and satanic”, saying it was a calculated assault on the peace-loving people of Owo Kingdom who have enjoyed relative peace over the years.

“It is a black Sunday in Owo. Our hearts are heavy. Our peace and tranquility have been attacked by the enemies of the people. This is a personal loss, an attack on our dear state. I have spoken to the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Most Reverend Jude Arogundade, who is presently on his way to Owo. Similarly, I have had to cut short my party’s national assignment in Abuja and visit Owo immediately.”

 

 

“This is an unexpected development. I am shocked to say the least. Nevertheless, We shall commit every available resource to hunt down these assailants and make them pay. We shall never bow to the machinations of heartless elements in our resolves to rid our state of criminals.

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“I commiserate with my people in Owo, particularly families of the those who lost their lives to this ugly and unfortunate attack. I extend my condolences to Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye as well as the Catholic Church.

 

 

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