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UPDATED: 40 Owo Catholic Church Attack Victims Set for Mass Burial Today

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UPDATED: 40 Owo Catholic Church Attack Victims Set for Mass Burial Today

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The victims of Owo mass shooting in Ondo state are set to be buried according to the Catholic Diocese of Ondo

 

Recall that terrorists some time last week attacked St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state, killing about 40 worshippers

 

According to the church administration, the mass burial would take place at a new cemetery at Emure Road, Owo

 

Ondo state government has denied reports that victims of Owo terrorists attack will be given mass burial.

 

Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, a commissioner in the state gave the denial in a post on Facebook page.

 

Recall that it was reported that he victims of the terrorist attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state last week were set for burial. The report quoted the Catholic Diocese of Ondo as the source of the story.

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The Diocese was reported to have fixed Friday, June 17, for mass burial of the victims of the shooting.

 

According to the church, no fewer than 40 people died in the attack while many others sustained various degrees of injuries.

 

This was disclosed by the director of social communication of the Diocese of Ondo, Rev. Fr. Augustine Ikwu.

 

He said the mass burial would take place at a new cemetery at Emure Road, Owo.

 

He said:

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“The mass burial would take place at the new cemetery of the church on Friday in Owo.”

 

He maintained that the number of the deceased still remained 40.

 

This report has been updated to reflect the position of a commissioner in the state.

 

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