Owo Attack: Catholic Church To Re-Open Easter Sunday
The St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Owo local government, which was attacked last year by gunmen would be re-opened for worshippers on Easter Sunday.
A total of 41 persons were killed and 69 others injured in the attack that occured on June 5th.
Suspects arrested in connection to the attack by the military were found to be from Ebira, a tribe known to be migrant farmers.
Bishop of the Ondo Diocese, Rev Bishop Jude Arogundade, announced reopening of the church at this year’s Chrism mass as part of activities to mark Easter celebration.
Arogundade said the church has been locked since the attack on worshippers.
He said: “Since the unfortunate incident that befell our members at the saint Francis Cathedral in Owo on June 5 2022, the church has been closed down for security reasons and as a mark of respect for our fallen brothers and sisters.
“The church shall be opened again for Easter Sunday. The government of Ondo state is as well planning to commemorate the one year anniversary of the massacre in honor of our fallen heroes.”