File photo: Wedding

Armed men on Sunday, June 5, opened fire at a church in the town of Owo, in Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria.

Africa’s most populous nation is reeling in the aftermath of the attack at the St. Francis Catholic Church.

Sympathisers evacuating remains of a victim. Photo Credit : The Guardian
Sympathisers evacuating remains of a victim. Photo Credit : The Guardian



Local media outlet, The Guardian reports that at least 50 worshippers were killed in the massacre with several others sustaining various degrees of injuries.

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Shortly after the attack, a story went viral of a newly-wedded couple who were reportedly among the victims. However, the bride in question has disclosed that she is alive and that herself and the husband had survived the attack.

“Those sharing my picture saying something happened to me and my husband, please nothing happened to us. It was after the thanksgiving at a church that I went home. Nothing happened to me and my husband,” the bride told Cable News.

Social media users were left heartbroken with several Nigerian celebrities and concerned African nationals paying tribute to victims including children who lost their lives.