The identities and images of some of the victims who were in church when gunmen opened fire at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, have been released.
On Sunday, June 5, 2022, unknown gunmen stormed the catholic church, tossing bombs and shooting several worshippers to death, according to GISTLOVER.
In a video published on social media, it was revealed that no fewer than 30 worshippers were killed by the explosives, which were either shot or killed by the explosives.
Below are some of the victims of the attack, as compiled by BBC Pidgin.
Caroline Agboola is amongst the people who died during the attack.
Her daughter disclosed that she was an akara seller before her death.
Her husband died years earlier.
Mr Veginus Ani and his daughter Chidiogo died during the incident.
His first son was in the church, but unharmed.
After the shooting, Mr Veginus’s son rushed his younger sister who was still alive to the hospital but unfortunately she was confirmed dead at arrival.
Chidiogo Nwani died alongside with her father, Veginus Nwanie. She was eleven years old.
Umunna and his son die of bullet wounds during the Sunday shooting.
After the shooting, the father and his son were cover in their own blood.
According to BBC Pidgin, he was trying to shield his son from the shooters but unfortunately, they shot the both of them.
Umunna was said to own an electronic shop in Owo.
Mama Ozurumba Bridget also died during the attack.
Her son is currently in the hospital battling for his life after attack.
Her son was inside church with his mother when the incident happened, she died during the attack.