Terrorist ATTACK – Dozens Reportedly Dead!
(RepublicanDaily.org) – Mass shooting events in the United States have occupied a lot of the news headlines in recent weeks. Tragically, it’s not just America that has to contend with this issue. A terrorist attack in Nigeria recently left dozens of dead bodies in its wake.
According to reports, unidentified attackers who authorities believe were ethnic Fulani terrorists killed more than 50 people when they opened fire at a Catholic church in the Nigerian town of Owo in Ondo State. The attackers chose to stage the assault during a busy Sunday mass, while the church was full of worshippers.
I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific attack at Saint Francis church in Owo in #Nigeria. #PrayTogether for all those affected by this act of unspeakable violence and for the conversion of those blinded by hatred and violence.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 6, 2022
In a June 6 article on the story, Vanguard quoted Olayemi Adeyemi, a lawmaker representing the area in which the attack took place. Adeyemi stated the terrorists began their attack with explosives before opening fire on locals in the church. He claimed the incident was an act of revenge against Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who previously banished members of the Fulani group from the area.
Eyewitnesses reportedly claimed the attackers pretended to be Catholic worshippers in order to position themselves for the assault. Those present believe there were four or five gunmen.
Nigeria’s Catholic and Christian communities are begging for incidents like this one to become a thing of the past. However, President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim, has attracted criticism for failing to protect Nigeria’s Christians from attacks like this.
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