A funeral mass was held earlier today, Friday 17th June, 2022 in honour of the victims of the Owo church massacre, whose remains had been deposited at the morgue of the Saint Louis Catholic Hospital in Owo, Ondo State.
The funeral mass, which was held at the Mydas Events Center in Owo, had the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, were among the dignitaries present at the mass including families and friends of the victims.
Some clergymen, including Bishop Jude Arogundade of Ondo Catholic Diocese and Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, were also in attendance.
Families of the victims took the remains of their loved ones for burial in the town after the end of the service.
No fewer than 40 persons were killed in the attack which has received wide condemnation across the country.
Story: Hilda Katu