Gunmen murdered dozens of congregants throughout Mass at a Catholic Church in Ondo state, Nigeria on Sunday.
The attackers used explosives and firearms of their assault on St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, killing greater than 50, in keeping with reviews. The gunmen additionally reportedly took the church’s priest hostage and he stays unaccounted for.
Authorities have but to launch a remaining tally of these slain or injured within the assault.
Ondo state governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu referred to as the assault “vile and satanic” in a Sunday assertion.
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No terror group has claimed the assault as of Sunday afternoon.
The assault comes roughly two months after a stampede at a Nigerian church honest killed 31 in late March.
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The church honest was supposed to be a charity occasion through which locals might “store without spending a dime.” Many attendees arrived as early as 5 a.m. to safe their spots in line. Attendees then broke by the gate, inflicting a stampede.