The victims who lost their lives at St. Francis Catholic Church Owo, Ondo State, on Sunday 5 June 2022, are being laid to rest today June 17.
WAKADAILY reported that, Gunmen have murdered worshippers in Catholic Church in Ondo, the state governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu called it a “Vile and satanic attack” on innocent souls.
A viral online video showed some worshippers being killed and lying on the floor of the church in a pool of blood.
According to reports, Some of the injured victims are still receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre and the St. Louis Catholic Hospital both in Owo and some other private hospitals in the state.
The Catholic Diocese of Ondo said “the mass burial would take place at a new cemetery of the diocese located along Emure-Ile road in Owo on Friday, June 17.”
Photos of the funeral:
Nigerians have taken to social media to pray for them, may God console their familiess. “As they stood, Singing “Stand up, stand up for Jesus”, tears finally came rushing. Nothing comes to your mind but the Bible verse that says
‘Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani?’ ‘My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?’
21 coffins here.
May the soul of Owo massacres rest in peace”
“Eternal rest grant unto them oh Lord, let perpetual light shine upon them. May they Rest in peace. This is a clear consequence of bad leadership. A good reason why we must get it right in 2023. Let’s not play politics with our lives. Anyone can be the next victim.”