Owo Church Attack: Survivor Relives Harrowing Experience of How She Jumped Fence After Being Shot

Owo Church Attack: Survivor Relives Harrowing Experience of How She Jumped Fence After Being Shot

  • The attack on a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state on Sunday, June 5, threw the country and the world into a state of mourning
  • Survivors of the attack have continued to relive their ordeal with many confused at how they are still alive after the attack
  • One of the survivors of the dreadful incident said she managed to scale the fence of the church building after a bullet hit her leg

Josephine Ojeloni, a survivor of the attack by some gunmen at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state while reliving her harrowing experience on Sunday, June 5, said she climbed the fence of the building after being shot.

The Cable reports that Ojeloni who spoke at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, said the mass had barely ended when the yet-to-be-identified gunmen launched their attack at the church.

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Josephine Ojeloni said she was shot in the leg but scaled the church building fence to escape. Photo: Rotimi Akeredolu
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Ojeloni stated she had thought the gunshots were from fireworks when they started but later realised that something was amiss.

According to her, people started running helter-skelter; those outside the building ran back into the church for safety as others were falling after being shot.

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Her words:

“I was also running. I got to where I thought I could escape but there was no way, so I fell on top of others. The next thing I saw, I was hit.
"My leg was finished. But I thank God I am alive. I know it is a question of time; the pain will stop and I will walk with my legs.”

Receiving medical treatment from the state government

Ojeloni said medical personnel are doing everything possible to ensure survivors receive the best care.

She said:

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“You can see how my leg is. If you had seen me yesterday, you’d have run away. With the wound on my leg, I still climbed a fence to escape.
"The flesh was scattered and dropping on the floor as I was moving.”

Ondo governor says America's mass shooting child's play compared to Owo church killing

America's mass shooting was described as a child's play compared to the killing of worshippers at a Catholic church in Owo, Ondo state.

The description was given of the incident by the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu on Sunday, June 5.

According to the governor, the incident is the most horrific and tragic event that would never be allowed to happen again in the state.

We'll hunt down the attackers and make them pay, Governor Akeredolu vows

Meanwhile, the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu had vowed to hunt down the terrorists behind the killing of innocent people of Owo, Ondo state.

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The state governor urged the people of the state not to take laws into their own hands over the incident.

A statement by the state government said the governor condemned the unprovoked attack on innocent worshippers.

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