One of the victims of the terrorist attack on a church in Owo has died in hospital, according to the Ondo State Government.
On June 5, 2022, 40 worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo were killed by unidentified terrorists. However, the most recent development has increased the number to 41.
Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, revealed this to journalists after the state council meeting on Wednesday evening in Akure, the state capital.
According to the commissioner, the victim died while being treated in the hospital.
She said, “One more death has been recorded as a result of the June 5 (2022) terror attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo.”
Ademola-Olateju added that the number of fatalities is now 41 while 17 persons were still being hospitalised.
While commiserating with the bereaved families and praying for a speedy recovery of those still in the hospital, the Commissioner restated the state government’s commitment to having a memorial site built in honour of all the victims.