The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has stated that there is no explanation for the killing of worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state.

According to the association, the attack, which took place during service on Sunday, is unacceptable while describing the perpetrators as “possessed and demonic”.

This was made on Sunday by Samson Ayokunle, CAN president via a statement issued by Adebayo Oladeji, his media aide.

He said: “The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the unprovoked attacks and killing of several innocent worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, and called on the security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly criminality.

“This is sad, wrong, condemnable, outrageous, unacceptable, and satanic. There is no explanation for this unprovoked attack and assault on a place of worship. This is raw persecution. These people are possessed, and demonic, and are not working for the good of the country. May God descend heavily on them and fight them mindless agents of Satan from their roots in Jesus’ name.”

The association called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “stop the recycling of those criminals and terrorists in the name of de-radicalising programme” and overhaul the country’s security architecture.

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