Owo church massacre: Father and 11-year-old daughter laid to rest in Enugu

Mr Ani Virginus Ugwuja, 57, and his 11-year-old daughter, Chidiogo, who were killed in the June 5, 2022, terrorist attack at the Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa, Owin Owo, Ondo State, have been laid to rest in their hometown.

Father and daughter were buried on Saturday, July 2, at Umuohagwu Obie Aku village in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

It was gathered that the deceased’s wife and one of his children had attended the early morning service that fateful day and returned safely before he, alongside his son and daughter, Chidiogo, joined the subsequent service during which the terrorists struck.

According to report, the deceased’s son survived by falling on his father’s body feigning to have also been shot.