A survivor of the recent killing that happened at the St. Francis Catholic Church at Owo in Ondo State, Nigeria has taken to her social media to share a vivid account of the gruesome incident as she celebrates her birthday.

It would be remembered that the massacre that happened on 5th June 2022 in Owo, a small community in Ondo State in Nigeria was said to have swept away the lives of over 50 civilians who were worshiping in the church.

This was after some unknown gunmen stormed the church auditorium and opened fire on the congregation sporadically. Videos of the incident popped up on social media that captured lifeless bodies lying in cold blood in the church.

A survivor of the incident has given an account of how the incident started and how she managed to escape with a baby in her hands. According to her, the shooting started from outside and many of the people sitting at the back of the church started running toward the altar.

She stated that their priest managed to escape through the sacristy with the help of the catechist. Before she could run to the sacristy for refuge, the door was locked by people who made it there before she did.

She revealed that she had to hide under a cupboard with a baby in her hands while the gunmen were still killing people in the church. One of the gunmen who came closer to where she was hiding was unable to see or hear any sound, then he fled the scene.

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She added that she managed to come out alive only to see more than 100 people including children gruesomely killed. She then escapes through the fence and runs to the palace of Olowo of the Owo Kingdom for safety.

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