February 25, 2024
CDS: We’ve arrested Owo church attackers

CDS: We’ve arrested Owo church attackers

The capture of the Owo catholic church bombers has been confirmed by the military high command.


According to General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), combined efforts amongst all the security agencies allowed for the arrest.

The suspects, who are ISWAP members, are being held in jail, according to the CDS who provided their names.


Recall that on June 5, while worshippers fled for safety, the gunmen stormed the church, opened fire on the congregation, and also exploded explosives, resulting in the deaths of 40 people.

Earlier, Amotekun Corps agents in Ondo State asserted that they had also detained a number of people suspected of being involved in the killings.

The state commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, assured journalists in Akure on June 23 that all of the perpetrators of the attack on the place of worship would be caught.

Adeleye, however, omitted to mention the precise number of alleged terrorists who were apprehended.

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As for the Owo incident, he stated, “We have made some arrests, retrieved some crucial items, and seized the last car they utilized for that operation.

A large number of individuals and pieces of equipment have been detained in connection with the Owo incident. We pursued them that day to the point where we were able to recover the vehicle, and we are still looking for them.

We have assured you that the offenders and their sponsors will be held accountable until the issue is resolved.

CDS: We’ve arrested Owo church attackers

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