POPE Francis has offered prayers for Nigeria after a terrorist attack on a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, left over 50 people dead, including several children.
The Pope also prayed for victims of the attack.
The church was attacked by terrorists while mass was ongoing on Sunday.
Footage seen by The ICIR showed gory images of dead people, including children and women.
Initial reports suggest the attackers also set off explosives during the attack.
Pope Francis while expressing his solidarity with the victims also sent his prayers.
The Pope “prays for the victims and for the country, painfully attacked at a time of celebration, and he entrusts everyone to the Lord, that God might send His Spirit to console them,” said Matteo Bruni, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, on Sunday.
Reports say many of the wounded were taken to hospitals in Owo.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack.
He expressed condolences to the victims’ families and ordered emergency agencies to assist the injured.
“No matter what, this country shall never give in to evil and wicked people, and darkness will never overcome light. Nigeria will eventually win,” Buhari said.