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Nigeria: gunmen kill dozens in ‘satanic’ attack on Catholic church

By Emmanuel Akinwotu

05 Jun 2022 · 2 min read

Gunmen launched an assault on a Catholic church in Ondo state in Nigeria during mass on Sunday, killing more than 50 people in a “satanic attack”, local officials and volunteers said.

The attackers targeted the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the town of Owo as the worshippers gathered on Pentecost Sunday, according to local officials. They gunned down parishioners and detonated an explosive device, local media reported.

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