Many kind-hearted young Nigerians have trooped into the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Owo, Ondo State, to donate blood to the victims of the attack on worshippers at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.

The young donors took to the hospital to make the donations as a response to the call by the Nigeria Medical Association on residents to go to the FMC in Owo to donate blood for the victims, who were in dire need, for their treatment and survival.

The statement was signed by NMA President, Uche Ojinmah, and reads in part:

The Nigerian Medical Association commiserates with the Government and good people of Ondo State over the loss of lives and prays for the quick recovery of those injured.

We appeal to Nigerians in the affected area of Ondo State to kindly go to the hospitals where the injured are being treated to donate blood to save lives”.

The attack was carried out on worshippers on Sunday, 5th June, 2022, in the church towards the end of mass, when unidentified gunmen opened fire on members of the congregation shortly before the close of service.

Victims of the attack were rushed to the hospital right after survivors had confirmed that the attackers had left the vicinity and the coast was clear enough to move the victims to hospital where they could receive the much needed help required to help them recover.

Media from the scene of the attack showed many dead and in the pool of their own blood inside the church.

In reaction to the gesture by kind Nigerians who have responded to the call of the NMA for blood donation, many Nigerians have shown appreciation via twitter. Some reactions:

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe