Woman in viral newlywed photo denies she and husband died in Owo attack

Couple alleged to have been killed in Owo attack

A woman in a viral photo of a newly-wedded couple has denied claims on social media that she and her husband were killed by gunmen who attacked St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State on Sunday.

More than 30 persons are said to have been killed in the attack.

Following the incident, some social media users claimed a couple, simply identified as Kelvin and Blessing, were in the church for thanksgiving and killed by the gunmen.

“Just saw an image of the couple who also died in the Owo Massacre. They got married yesterday, went to Church today for thanksgiving, and there their story ended. There won’t be justice, guys. It’s all in the past now. Just tell me what the actual shit of a country we live in,” a tweep wrote.

However, the woman released a video where she said they were safe.

“Those sharing my picture saying something happened to me and my husband, please nothing happened to us. It was after the thanksgiving at a church that I went home. Nothing happened to me and my husband,” she said.