An explosion on Sunday has rocked St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that over 50 members of the congregation, during the church service were said to have been killed
It was gathered that no fewer than 50 corpses have been moved out of the church with many casualties lying at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, for medical attention.
An eyewitness told Journalists that the incident caused chaos in the vicinity, with residents fleeing for safety after being caught off guard.
Report alleged that it was some Fulani herdsmen that allegedly attacked the church and killed worshippers.
The eyewitness added that the terrorists also used some explosives within the compound of the church but said most of the people were hit with gunshots.
The perpetrators were said to have fled the scene immediately they carried out the killing, leaving many people dead.
Owo is a Local Government Area in Ondo State, Nigeria and the local government has a population of 222,262, based on 2006 population census.
Owo is the hometown of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, we will be following the story and provide readers updates.
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