Death toll from Sunday Mass shooting now over 80.
The attack on a Catholic Mass in Nigeria Sunday morning – with the death toll now at over 80 worshipers – represents a troubling development in the ongoing saga of Islamist violence against Christians, says an American expert on persecution in Africa.
Gunmen stormed a church in Owo in Nigeria’s Ondo state on the feast of Pentecost. They shot at people outside and inside St. Francis Church, killing and injuring worshippers, said Funmilayo Ibukun Odunlami, police spokesperson for Ondo state. She said police were investigating the cause of the attack.