|Owo church attack|
|Part of the herder–farmer conflicts in Nigeria|
|Location||Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria|
|Date||5 June 2022|
|Target||Worshippers at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church|
|Bombing, mass shooting, massacre|
|Weapons||Improvised explosive devices, guns|
No. of participants
The attack took place at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The attackers exploded bombs right outside the building and started firing their guns. Four of the perpetrators fired directly into the building. People tried to escape the building, but the main entrance was locked and the gunmen were firing at people trying to run through the remaining two. When people who were shot tried to get up the attackers would shoot them again.
A group hasn't yet said that they were responsible, so the perpetrator of the attack is unknown.
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