Owo Massacre: Catholic Church Fixes Friday For Victims’ Mass Burial

Owo Massacre: Catholic Church Fixes Friday For Victims’ Mass Burial (News Central TV)

The Catholic Diocese of Ondo has scheduled a mass burial for the victims of the June 5 terror attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria.

Rev. Fr. Augustine Ikwu, the Diocese of Ondo’s Director of Social Communication, confirmed the development.

He stated that the mass burial would be held at a new cemetery on Emure Road in Owo.

Recall that over two weeks ago, terrorists killed over 40 people in the attack, and many others were injured to varying degrees.

This incident prompted churches in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, to increase their security apparatus.

On Sunday, sources in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, observed an unusual increase in police operatives and checks in some of the city’s churches.

Your Friends Also Read:  Bashir toppled, detained as defence chief denies he resigned

It was also learned that, in addition to strengthening internal security, some churches have hired local security operatives such as the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) and the state-owned security firm, So-Safe Corps.

Last week Thursday, Irate Youths staged a protest over the killings with Governor Akeredolu stating that the casualty toll had risen to 40.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Women in Owo town had performed a ‘ritual’ to help security operatives nab the assailants. Reports say the suspects have been arrested and evacuated to Akure.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s National Security Council, on Thursday, revealed that the Islamic State, West African Province, ISWAP, masterminded the deadly attack.

Your Friends Also Read:  Egyptians Grieve Loss of Two Warrior Women After Cancer Battle

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
0
Shares

Leave a Reply

Previous Article
Senegal Court Jails Fugitive Rebel Leader for Life ( News Central TV)

Senegal Court Jails Casamance Rebel Leader Badiate For Life

Next Article
Nigerian Government Releases Code of Practice For Twitter, Tik Tok, Others (News Central TV)

Nigerian Government Releases Code of Practice For Twitter, Tik Tok, Others

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App