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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom, in Ondo State.

In a statement released on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President described the incident as a heinous crime.

Buhari stressed that darkness cannot overcome light.


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“President Buhari mourns the dead and sympathises with their families, the Catholic Church, and the Government of Ondo State, charging emergency agencies to swing into action and bring succour to the wounded.

“No matter what, this country shall never give in to evil and wicked people, and darkness will never overcome the light. Nigeria will eventually win,” the President said.

Many worshippers were feared killed by alleged herdsmen who attacked a Catholic Church at Owo.

A top official of the Catholic Church in Ondo State put the number of those killed at 25.

It was gathered that many worshippers died, and several others were injured in what looked like a bomb attack on the Catholic Church.

The attackers were said to have first attacked the church with an explosive device before following up with gunshots and knife attacks.

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