The Nigerian army has arrested two more suspects behind the owo Church massacre.
EKO HOT BLOG reports the Military High Command on Thursday announced that it has apprehended two more ISWAP terrorists who participated in the gruesome massacre of over 40 worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo on June 5, 2022.
Major General Jimmy Akpor, Director of Defence Information made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The arrested suspects are Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris.
Gen. Akpor said they were arrested at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose Local Government Area, Ondo State on Tuesday, 9 August 2022 adding that the arrests were made through the joint efforts of the military and DSS.
The statement reads, “Recall that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, during his parley with media executives and editors on Tuesday 9 August 2022, informed of the arrest of 4 terrorists among those who carried out the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo on 5 June 2022.
“They were arrested through a combined operation by military and DSS personnel at Eika, Okehi LGA, Kogi State on 1 August 2022.
“Those arrested include Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza (a.k.a Bin Malik), Momoh Otohu Abubakar, Aliyu Yusuf Itopa and Auwal Ishaq Onimisi.
“Barely few hours after the disclosure by the CDS of the arrest of 4 of the Owo Catholic Church attackers, 2 additional ISWAP terrorists, who were also connected to the attack on the church were apprehended at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose LGA, Ondo State yesterday, 9 August 2022.
“The arrests were made through the collaborative effort by military and DSS personnel.
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