Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has condemned the heinous killing of worshippers, Sunday at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom, in Ondo State.
The incident happened during Sunday mass when gunmen suspected to be terrorists stormed the church and shot directly at worshipers, according to eyewitnesses.
The number of casualties remain uncertain.
In a message he shared on his Twitter handle, the former Vice President urged the Ondo state government to go after the perpetrators of the unprovoked attack.
“I condemn the attack on the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in Owo council area of Ondo State capital. My prayers are with the people of Owo, especially the families of the deceased.
“I do hope that the state government and relevant security agencies will leave no stone unturned in apprehending the criminals and bringing them to justice.
“I condole with the body of Catholic faithful in Nigeria. I pray that someday, very soon, we shall have a lasting solution to these painful episodes.”