ECOWAS Interferes In The Terrorist Attack on Nigerian Catholic Church

The Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) has denounced the terrorist attack that occurred on Sunday at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Nigeria’s Ondo State.

ECOWAS expressed its condolences to Nigeria’s government and people, as well as the relatives and victims of the attack, in a statement released on Monday.

In a statement issued on June 6, ECOWAS stated that it is “committed to working together to rid the West African area of the horrors of terrorism.”

Gunmen attacked and killed worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo State, south-west Nigeria, according to the BBC.

“Only fiends from the nether zone” could have perpetrated this “heinous act,” according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

During a Sunday service, armed men stormed into St Francis Catholic Church in Owo. Witnesses stated they opened fire on the gathering before kidnapping a priest and several other churchgoers.

 

There are no official figures for the number of people killed or abducted in Sunday’s violence.

 

According to the Reuters news agency, “many worshippers were brought in dead” by a doctor at a local hospital. State legislator Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole informed the Associated Press news agency that children were among the deceased after visiting the church and hospital.

Officials have not released a death toll, but eyewitnesses have reported that at least 25 people have died.

The attacked church, which is one of Ondo state’s largest parishes, can hold up to 1,200 people, according to the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo.

Bishop Jude Arogundade urged the government to increase security and apprehend those responsible for the incident.

Nigeria’s medical organization is urging residents to donate blood at neighboring hospitals where individuals are receiving treatment.

 

 

 

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