The Ondo Catholic Diocese has released names and pictures of worshippers murdered by gunmen during Sunday, June 5, attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, as mass burial holds.
Naija News recall that many people, including children and women were murdered by yet to be identified gunmen with about 80 others sustaining various degree on injuries during the attack.
Taking to a Facebook post, the Ondo State Commissioner, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju shared the names and pictures of the victims of the attack as contained in programme of the event.
She disclosed that over 21 coffins containing the remains of some of the victims are in church for the burial ceremony.
Ademola had earlier disputed claim that the Ọwọ massacre victims are getting mass burial.
She said Governor Akeredolu had agreed with the Catholic Church on how to give the victims of the massacre a befitting burial.
Recall, the Federal Government fingered Islamic State of West Africa, ISWAP, as the terrorist group behind the horrific attack, but the governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had questioned the claim, describing it as hasty.
Akeredolu, members of his cabinet, the leadership of Catholic Church in South west Nigeria among other dignitaries are attending the ongoing burial ceremony.
See the names and photos of the victims below;