UPDATED: Bandits kill over 50 in Ondo Catholic Church

An explosion on Sunday rocked the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in Owo town, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State capital.

It was gathered that some worshippers were feared killed as a result of the incident. The explosion, reportedly occurred on the church premises while the mass was going on.

A source said the incident caused pandemonium in the area as residents in the neighborhood of the church ran for safety.

Another source said it was some herdsmen that allegedly attacked the church and killed worshippers.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the command was yet to ascertain the cause the incident.

“The Commissioner of Police is on his way to the scene to ascertain the cause of the incident. We have been hearing some many things about it but I will get back to you,” she said.

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