- The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Owo Council Area, held a protest and prayer session Monday at St Francis Catholic Church, which was attacked on Sunday . June 5
- Christian leaders in the community called on international bodies to intervene in the ongoing attacks on churches across the country
- CAN Chairman on the Council Joshua Oladapo said the incident was a nasty event, lamenting how hospitals are dealing with the treatment of victims
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Owo Council Area of Ondo State held a prayer session at St. Francis Catholic Church which was attacked on Sunday June 5th.
Christian leaders gathered at the church on Monday morning, June 6th to pray and protest the attacks on churches.
Hospital struggling to treat wounded
He revealed that hospitals in the area are struggling to treat the wounded and lament the death toll.
The panel urged leaders across the country and the international community to confront the attacks on churches.
This is a clear call not only to Nigerian leaders but also to the international community that these incessant attacks, particularly on the Christian community, the peaceful communities in our country, should not continue,” he said.
We want the international community to step in before it gets out of hand,” the CAN leader added.
We were locked in the church for over 20 minutes, priest speaks About Ondo Attack
Legit.ng previously reported that the terrorists who attacked St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, Ondo State struck , as the church was about to end its service.
According to Reverend Father Andrew Abayomi, one of the church’s priests, the incident lasted about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has lamented the deadly attack and vowed not to rest until the criminals are apprehended.
Attack by the Catholic Church, declares war against Yoruba, explains Akintoye
The leader of the Yoruba self-determination movement Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Prof. Banji Akintoye had responded to the terrorist attack in Ondo State.
He described the attack on Christian worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo on Sunday , June 5, by terrorists suspected of being Fulani herders as a declaration of war on the Yoruba people.
Prof. Banji Akintoye made the announcement in a statement from Communications Minister Maxwell Adeleye.