Owo church attackers arrested


Owo church attackers have been arrested by joint operations of Nigeria’s security agencies.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor confirmed this and revealed that the suspects are members of Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP).

According to him, the suspects are in custody.

You will recall that 40 people died when suspected terrorists attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, on June 5, 2022.

The terrosists opened fire on the congregation, and detonated explosives which made the worshippers to scamper for safety.

Earlier, operatives of Amotekun Corps in Ondo State claimed that they had arrested some suspects linked to the attack.

On June 23, the Commander of Amotekun in Ondo State, Adetunji Adeleye, told newsmen that all the attackers would be arrested.

“A number of people have been arrested concerning the Owo issue as well as a well number of equipment.

“On that day, we pursued them to the point that we recovered the vehicle and we are still pursuing them.

“We have told you that until we get to the root, I can assure you that the perpetrators and their sponsors will be brought to book.”

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