Victims Of Owo Massacre To Be Buried On June 17

The Catholic Diocese of Ondo state has fixed Friday, June 17, for the mass burial of worshippers killed in the massacre that took place at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, on June 5.


No fewer than 44 people were killed while many others sustained various degrees of injuries.


Confirming the planned burial to newsmen, the Director of Social Communication of the Diocese of Ondo, Rev. Fr. Augustine Ikwu, said the mass burial would take place at a new cemetery at Emure Road, Owo.


The cleric urged parishioners and Christian faithful in the state to be part of the funeral mass which starts by 9am.


He said the deceased would be accorded their last respect during the funeral mass which is expected to be graced by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and members of his cabinet.


He urged Nigerians, especially Christians to pray for the repose of the souls of the deceased Catholic faithful who died in the attack and quick recovery for those badly injured.


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