Not fewer than 40 people have been reportedly killed in an attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in Owo town, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the incident happened in a church, which is less than 200 meters away from the Palace of Olowo of Owo.
Health workers at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, confirmed that many people were brought in dead on Sunday morning.
One of the workers on duty at the Centre, where the casualties were taken said, over 50 people had been brought to the hospital and some have been confirmed dead while some were battling survival.
The actual number of death could not be ascertained as at the time of this report.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the command was yet to ascertain the cause of the incident.