In the Nigerian city Owo, a mass shooting occurred in Francis Catholic Church. A mass shooting occurred and killed dozens of people and left several people injured on Sunday.
On Monday, a lawmaker to CNN news agency that "close to 50 people, including children", were killed after attackers stormed into St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo and began "shooting sporadically." The legislator of the Owo constituency Adeyemi Olayemi said in the Ondo State House of Assembly that "the death toll was quite large, so far we have counted close to 50 dead bodies, including children, I saw many kids." He also said that the "attackers came in motorcycles and started shooting sporadically… they killed many people inside the church.
Ondo state Governor Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who has visited the attack scene and the injured people in the hospital, has described this incident as "a great massacre" that should not be allowed and will not be allowed to happen again.
However, the attacker's identity and the attackers' motive are not clear. While President Muhammadu Buhari has also condemned the attack and has called this attack "heinous", Nigeria is battling an Islamist insurgency in the northeast and armed gangs who carry out attacks and kidnapping for a ransom. No conclusion has been reached, and ordinary people in Nigeria still suffer.