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Many Feared Dead As Terrorists Attack Church In Ondo

HumAngle gathered that the terrorists attacked the church while Sunday service was going on.

A yet to be identified number of persons have been feared killed by terrorists in a Sunday morning raid in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria

HumAngle gathered the terrorists attacked St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in Owo Local Government Area of the state when Sunday service was going on. 

Aside from those that were killed, many other people reportedly sustained severe injuries. 

Tee-Leo Ikoro, Police Public Relations Officer for Ondo command, confirmed the incident to our reporter in a telephone interview.  

“I have been briefed about the incident that happened but we are currently investigating,” he said. 

Some Nigerians have also reacted to the incident on Twitter. Below are some of the reactions:

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  1. I think this is a tragedy. I can’t imagine what the families of the victims are going through.

    I believe that the government needs to do more to protect its citizens from these kinds of attacks.

    These criminals have committed a senseless act of violence.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

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