President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on a church in Owo LGA of Ondo state
The St Francis Catholic Church was attacked by gunmen while the Sunday service was nearing its conclusion.
The gunmen were said to have detonated explosives before firing at the worshippers.
Many people were killed in the attack, including children and women.
The president, in a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesperson, said only demons from the underworld would have conceived and carried out the attack.
Buhari condoled with the families of the deceased, the Ondo state government and the Catholic community.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the heinous killing of worshippers Sunday at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo Kingdom, in Ondo State,” the statement reads.
“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.
“President Buhari mourns the dead, condoles with their families, the Catholic Church, and the Government of Ondo State, charging emergency agencies to swing into action and bring succour 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.”