- The attack on a Catholic church in Owo, Ondo state on Sunday 5 June brought the country and the world into a state of sorrow
- Survivors of the attack continue to relive their ordeal, with many baffled as to how they are still alive after the attack
- One of the survivors of the horrific incident said she managed to scale the fence of the church building after a bullet hit her leg
Josephine Ojeloni, a survivor of the attack by some gunmen at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, as she relived her harrowing experience on Sunday June 5, saying she climbed over the fence of the building after being shot.
The Cable reports that Ojeloni, speaking at the Federal Medical Center in Owo, said the Mass was barely over when the yet-to-be-identified gunmen launched their attack on the church.
Ojeloni explained she had thought that shots were coming from firecrackers when they started but later realized something was wrong.
According to you, people started running around; those outside the building ran back into the church to be safe, while others fell after being shot.
“I ran too. I got where I thought I could escape but there was no way so I fell on others. The next thing I saw I was hit.
“My leg was done. But I thank God I’m alive. I know it’s a matter of time; the pain will stop and I’ll walk with my legs.”
< h2> Medical treatment provided by the state government
Ojeloni said medical staff are doing everything they can to ensure survivors receive the best care.
“You can see how my leg is. If you had seen me yesterday you would have run away. With the wound on my leg, I’m still over a fence climbed to escape. <." /blockquote>
“The flesh was scattered and fell to the ground as I moved.”
The governor of Ondo says America’s mass shooting was child’s play compared to the Owo church murder
America’s mass shooting has been described as child’s play compared to the killing of worshipers at a Catholic church in Owo, Ondo State.
The description was given of the incident by the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday, June 5.
According to the governor, the incident is the most terrible and tragic event which must never happen again in the state.
We will hunt down the attackers and pay for it, Governor Akeredolu swears
Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, vowed to hunt down the terrorists behind the murder of innocent people in Owo, state Shut down Ondo.
The state governor urged the state people not to take the law into their own hands over the incident.
A statement from the state government said the governor condemned the unprovoked attack on innocent believers.