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Police commence investigation over Ondo attack, deploy men to scene 

NIGERIA Police Force have commenced investigations into the Sunday attack of St. Francis Catholic Church, in Owo, Ondo State.

SP Odunlami Funmilayo, Spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command in a statement said the Police will get to the root of the investigation.

The statement dated 5th June, 2022 reads,

“Today, Sunday 5th June, 2022 at about 11:30am, while the Church service was ongoing, some armed men invaded the church and attacked members of the church, where some lives were lost and some sustained varying degrees of injuries.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the assailants approached the church during the service, started shooting from outside the church while others numbering about 4 (four) shot directly into the church.

“The CP while commiserating with the Church, family of the deceased, the People of Owo and Ondo State Government, has ordered immediate deployment of armed and specialised policemen to the area to restore normalcy and fortify the entire community.

“Meanwhile, the CP has equally ordered Forensic Investigation into the attack to ascertain the actual or remote cause(s) of the attack and for immediate arrest of the assailants as all hands are deck to forestall any similar attack in any part of the state.”

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