Dozens DEAD – Heartbreaking Terrorist Attack Targets a CHURCH
(NewsReady.com) – Nigeria has been a hotbed of violence over the last decade or more. Boko Haram, one of the largest Islamic terrorist organizations in the country, has carried out countless attacks. Other terrorist groups have also committed massacres in Nigeria. Most recently, terrorists are suspected of murdering dozens in a church.
On Sunday, June 5, gunmen with explosives approached the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and opened fire during service. The terrorists shot at least four people in the church and detonated the explosives.
A worshipper later told The Washington Post that the terrorists surrounded the church before opening fire on panicking Catholics. She said she managed to escape the mayhem, but lost count of the number of the dead she saw as she ran for her life. Officials estimate at least 50 people died during the attack.
At least 22 people, including 2 infants, were confirmed as killed in the attack. Originally, the death toll was 50, but many of the dead were reportedly taken away by family members, so it’s hard to know exactly how many died. Reports indicate that 50 people suffered injuries in the shooting, as well.
On 5 June, Gunmen entered the St. Francis Church in southwest Nigeria at around noon as Sunday mass was ending. They shot at worshippers and detonated dynamite, killing at least 20 and critically injuring many others.
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According to the Ondo Police Command, some of the attackers were disguised as churchgoers. The massacre was shocking because the town has not experienced the violence others have in recent years.
No arrests have been made, and the terrorists have not been identified.
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