President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the heinous killing of worshippers on Sunday at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom, Ondo State.
The President says “only fiends from the nether region could have conceived and carried out such a dastardly act”, adding that eternal sorrow awaits them both on earth here, and ultimately in the hereafter.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari mourned the dead and condoled with their families, the Catholic Church, and the Government of Ondo State, charging emergency agencies to swing into action, and bring succor to the wounded.
“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.
An unspecified number of worshippers were killed on Sunday in an explosion that rocked the Catholic Church.
It was learnt that the explosion occurred on the church premises while the mass was going on.