How gunmen attacked Ondo church – Police

the police in State of Ondo have given an insight into how terrorists attacked the Catholic Church in San Francisco, Owo, Ondo State, on Sunday. More than 70 people are believed to have been killed or injured in the attack. But a statement from the Ondo State Police Command on Sunday, signed by Police Public Relations Officer Funmilayo Odunlami, said the attack was launched by the gunmen at around 11:30 a.m., while performed religious service. “Some armed men invaded the church and attacked church members, where some lives were lost and some suffered varying degrees of injury,” the statement said. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the assailants approached the church during the service, began shooting from outside the church while others, about four, fired directly into the church.” The statement noted that the State Police Commissioner, Oyeyemi Oyediran, had ordered the deployment of armed and specialized police officers to restore normalcy and strengthen the entire community. “Meanwhile, the CP has also ordered a forensic investigation into the attack to determine the real or remote causes of the attack and the immediate arrest of the assailants, as all hands are ready to prevent any similar attack anywhere in the state. ”, the statement said. The Police Commissioner also commiserated with the Church, the family of the deceased, the Owo People and the Ondo State Government. However, the police remained silent on the number of dead and wounded. It previously said it had deployed the Police Bomb Squad to the area to provide more security, urging residents to remain calm. Witnesses also reported that the gunmen threw explosives into the church and began shooting as worshipers ran for safety. The Catholic Diocese of Ondo said the church was attacked during the Pentecost celebration. The Diocese also clarified that no priest was kidnapped in the incident. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; How gunmen attacked Ondo church – Police