Saint Francis Catholic church in Owo local government area of Ondo State was on Sunday invaded by unknown gunmen who took the lives of worshippers who came to adore God.

Tribune Online which quoted religious sources said over 50 worshippers were killed while the church service was ongoing.

The national daily said anonymous medical workers at Federal Medical Center, Owo, where some worshippers who gave up the ghost were brought to, confirmed the incident.

The attacker were said to have arrived with explosives they detonated at the church premises but most  of the victims were hit by bullets.

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The police in the South-Western state was not reachable for comments as at press time Sunday afternoon.

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