11 children, 12 adults admitted following Owo church attack

11 children, 12 adults admitted following owo church attack
11 children, 12 adults admitted following owo church attack

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reported that 11 children and 22 adults have been admitted to the emergency wards of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, following an attack on the community’s St Francis Catholic Church by gunmen on June 5 that resulted in the deaths of many others.

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, and NEMA personnel are currently assessing the situation at the hospital.

In a subsequent statement, the minister said she had instructed the agency to provide prompt relief to the victims and relatives of the incident.

Sadiya also expressed her condolences to the families of the deceased, the Catholic Church, the people, and the state administration, describing the murders as “cold-blooded, terrible, and horrific.”

The assertion read;

“Officials from NEMA, Ekiti Operation Office have arrived at the Federal Medical Center, Owo where the dead were taken to and the injured are being treated.

“NEMA is already conducting an on-the-spot assessment of the victims and the casualties.

“Meanwhile, Mr Kadiri Olarenwaju, Head NEMA Ekiti Operations Office, covering Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states has reported the admission of 22 adults and 11 children to the emergency wards at the Owo.

“This killing is horrific and mindless. The killing of many worshippers inside St Francis Catholic Church on a Sunday morning is condemnable,” she said.

“A lot of men, women, young girls, and children had their lives snuffed out during a church service in Owo.

“I mourn with their families and state government as well as the church. We pray for the repose of their souls.”
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