Some eyewitnesses have described how the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, the headquarters of Ondo State’s Owo Local Government Area, occurred on Sunday.
One of them, Taiwo, claimed he was heading towards the church when he noticed people running helter-skelter and had to stop to observe from a safer location.
He went on to say that he could only see the assailants, four males, getting into a green Volkswagen automobile.
He claimed that some Amotekun Corps members arriving in their car gave the hoodlums a furious chase, adding, “I learned the gunmen abandoned their vehicle and fled.”
According to another eyewitness, the congregation was taken off guard when the hoodlums began firing.
He stated that some of the worshippers fled to avoid being shot while the attackers threw dynamites inside the church, blowing off the altar.
He claimed that the church was filled up, with no fewer than 500 people inside when the gunmen opened fire.
Another source who spoke to news men yesterday stated categorically that he saw over 100 bodies within the church auditorium after the terrorist attack.
The gunmen allegedly used dynamite to blow up the church’s altar during the service, causing part of the altar to cave in as the gunmen shot many worshipers.