Military Arrests Owo Church Attackers? Akeredolu Drops New Revelation
- The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, has confirmed the arrest of 5 suspects in connection with the Owo Catholic church killing
- Akeredolu, on Tuesday, August 9, said the photographs of the suspects were forwarded to him, noting that the security forces are on the trail of others
- Unknown gunmen, on June 5, attacked the church and killed many worshippers while many others sustained varying injuries
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Akure, Ondo - Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state, has confirmed that the military has arrested 5 of the killers of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Odo state.
Vanguard reported that the governor confirmed the development on Tuesday.
The governor confirmed that the 5 suspects were arrested last week, and their photographs were forwarded to him. However, he added that the security operatives are on the trail of others.
“I can confirm what the CDS has said. They were arrested last week, and the photographs of the suspects were forwarded to me,” Akeredolu said.
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During a media briefing, Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Iraboh, said that one of the attack's masterminds is Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza.
The military boss disclosed that Omeiza was arrested on Monday, August 1, at Eka Okehi in Kogi state during a military operation with other sisters' security outfits.
Iraboh also maintained that Omeiza is “one of the high profile ISWAP terrorists that escaped from Kuje."
Victory at last as Military arrests Owo church attackers, names top mastermind
Legit.ng earlier reported that the terrorists that launched a deadly attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo, and killing scores have been arrested by the Nigerian military.
While speaking to journalists at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Tuesday, August 1, the defence headquarters confirmed the breakthrough to the public.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, who made the revelation, said the arrest was a result of an effective collaboration of the Nigerian military and other sister security agencies.
CDS Irabor, at a media chat, revealed that one of the masterminds of the Owo attack is Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza, a Boko Haram leader who escaped from Kuje prison.