Tragedy struck Owo in South-West Nigeria after terrorists suspected to be Fulani herdsmen stormed a catholic church in the area, denoted a bomb and started shooting worshippers.
By the time the terrorists left, over 50 people were reportedly killed. It was the bloodiest single onslaught on a church after the Madalla bomb blast years back.
The carnage provoked outrage across Nigeria and beyond, with many Nigerians stating those responsible should be fished out and prosecuted for their barbarism.
The federal government put out s statement soon after, condoling the families of the slain and promising that justice would be done. However, many Nigeria’s condemned the statement, describing it as weak and not having addressed the situation appropriately.
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state had to cut short his trip to Abuja and hurry back to Ondo state, where he condemned the action and noted that his government would stop at nothing to apprehend the perpetrators of the massacre.
The shooting led to a medical emergency in the town, with members of the public encouraged to donate blood to those in critical conditions in hospitals due to the attack at the church.
But will the murders be brought to justice? Time will tell.