The attack on the Catholic church in Owo resulted in the admittance of 11 children and 12 adults to the Federal Medical Center (FMC) - NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that 11 children and 22 adults have been admitted to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo's emergency departments following a gunman attack on St Francis Catholic Church in the village on Sunday, June 5, which left many others dead.

Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, is at the hospital with NEMA officials to examine the situation on the scene.

In a statement released shortly after, the minister said she had authorised the agency to provide prompt assistance to the attack victims and their relatives.

Sadiya expressed his condolences to the victims' families, the Catholic Church, the people, and the state administration, calling the crimes "cold-blooded, terrible, and horrific."

The statement was as follows:

"Officials from the National Emergency Management Agency's Ekiti Operation Office have arrived at the Federal Medical Center in Owo, where the deceased have been transported and the injured are being treated." 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is currently undertaking an on-the-spot evaluation of the victims and wounded. Meanwhile, Mr Kadiri Olarenwaju, the head of the NEMA Ekiti Operations Office, which covers the states of Ekiti, Ondo, and Osun, has reported the admission of 22 adults and 11 children to the Owo's emergency wards.

"This murder is heinous and senseless. She called the slaughter of numerous worshippers inside St Francis Catholic Church on a Sunday morning "condemnable."

"I mourn with their families, the state government, and the church after many men, women, young girls, and children had their lives snuffed out at a church service in Owo. We hope for their souls to rest in peace."


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