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Buhari reacts to Owo Catholic Church attack



President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the killing of worshippers on Sunday at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, in Ondo State.. reported that there was an attack on St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State – early hours of Sunday by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen

An eyewitness said the gunmen invaded the Church when Sunday Mass was ongoing, open fire on worshippers and killed at least 28 worshippers, before detonating explosives already planted in the church. Reacting over the heinous crime, President Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said that eternal sorrow awaits those behind killing both here on earth and in the hereafter. President Buhari in the statement said “only fiends from the nether region could have conceived and carried out such dastardly act, adding that eternal sorrow awaits them both on earth here, and ultimately in the hereafter.” He mourned the dead, condoled with their families, the Catholic Church, and the Government of Ondo State, charging emergency agencies to swing into action, and bring succour to the wounded.

The statement quoted him as saying, “No matter what, this country shall never give in to evil and wicked people, and darkness will never overcome the light. Nigeria will eventually win.”

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