Full list of victims of the Owo church massacre
As the bodies of those slain in the attack are being laid to rest today, a complete list of those killed in the terrorist attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo on Sunday, June 5, has been made public.
At least 38 people were killed when gunmen opened fire on worshipers on Sunday, June 5, during mass. Around 80 additional people also suffered injuries of varied severity.
Today, June 17, a funeral liturgy was given in memory of those killed in the incident.
Although some of the caskets had already been buried because the relatives couldn’t wait until today, twenty-one caskets were brought to the church for the funeral service.
Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the commissioner for Ondo State, published the names and photos of the attack victims that were included in the event’s program in a Facebook post.
As you browse, you’ll see their names and a few of their images.
In other news, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, Olowo of Owo Kingdom, joined ‘god of iron’ (Ogun) devotees on Thursday afternoon, June 16, to lay curses on the gunmen who massacred parishioners at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo.
During the brief ritual on Thursday, June 16, the worshipers, Olowo, and other ‘ogun’ devotees hurled ancestral curses at the criminals, believing that nemesis would catch up with them in no time.