Twenty-two worshippers from the Owo Massacre last Sunday have been confirmed dead.
Recall that terrorist invaded the Catholic Church situated about 200 meters away from the palace of the Oba, Ajibade Ogunoye, shooting the worshipers present at close range.
The state Health Commissioner, Dr Banjo Ajaka said ithat 88 worshippers were affected by the attack, 22 have been confirmed dead, 18 are on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo and St. Louis hospital.
“The total involved as of today is 88. And the breakdown is this; out of the 88, we have confirmed 22 dead.
“So, there were about 7 people treated on an outpatient basis at St. Louis hospital. There are 19 on admission at the same hospital.
He thanked the Governor of Ondo state and the good people who care to donate their bloods to save lives.
“The dastardly act left so many dead and others injured. We have relocated to the Owo since that day and the governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is coordinating us here. We are here to ensure that we track everybody involved.
“Presently, 66 worshippers survived the attack. This morning, a 3-year old child was admitted as a result of the blast
“The baby was still in shock due to the sound of the explosion.
“We thank the state governor and other stakeholders for their support since the beginning of this incident. This is a very sad situation for us in Ondo State.
“The people of the state responded by donating blood for the victims to save their lives. The Country Representative of World Health Organisation is also on ground to render assistance.