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Owo Church Massacre: Survivor shares her experience as she celebrates birthday

An eyewitness and a survivor, named Stephanie Ajibo Olitex who is celebrating her birthday today, has narrated how the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, happened.

Within Nigeria earlier reported that many worshippers were confirmed dead, while several others sustained injuries after suspected terrorists attacked St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Stephanie Ajibo Olitex a lucky survivor took to Facebook to recount her experience:

Her testimony

We were inside the church when they started shooting from the outside. People at the back started running towards the altar. Some jumped fence, our priest escaped through the sacristy with the help of our catechist.

By the time I ran towards the Sacristy door, it was already locked by members who were able to reach there before me. I had to hide myself under the cupboard inside the choir room with the baby in my hand. He shot somebody right in front of me near the Sacristy door. He looked around, when he didn’t see anybody or sound, he went away. He was on mask, loaded with Ak 47.

Note that the distance between the heavily loaded gunman and me was like kitchen to dinning. Our choir master who was hiding with us was shot on his chest before he ran into the room with us. I pray he survives the bullet.

They killed children, youths and elderly. We’ve recorded almost 100 death and still counting..I came out alive and escaped through the fence that demarcated our church from the Palace of Olowo of Owo Kingdom and ran to the palace for the fear of the unknown. The baby with me is safe, I’m also safe.

Happy birthday to me.

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