National Security Council accuses ISWAP for attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

Written by on June 10, 2022

The National Security Council has accused the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) for the attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, that led to the death of about 38 persons, on June 5.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said this, on Thursday, while briefing State House Correspondents after the National Security Council meeting in Abuja.

According to him, the attack has no ethnic-religious connection, affirming that the group’s activity has nothing to do with religion.

Similarly, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, said the imprints of the perpetrators of the Owo killings have been identified and although no arrests have been made, security agencies are now close to arresting them.

The meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, was held less than a week after scores of persons were killed in the attack and several others wounded.

Kevin Madu


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