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Owo attack: Military arrests two more suspects



The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of two more suspects linked to the terrorist attack on St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

The force said the two terrorists were apprehended at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose LGA, Ondo State, on Tuesday through a collaborative effort by military and DSS personnel.

The suspects are Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris.

“It is instructive to note that Abdulhaleem, alongside other high profile ISWAP commanders, had also previously coordinated attacks on military targets in Okene, Okene LGA, Kogi State resulting in casualties,” the Army made this known in a statement signed by Major General Jimmy Akpor, Director Defence Information.

“It is the avowed commitment of the leadership of the military, Nigeria Police, DSS and other security agencies to work in synergy to enthrone peace and security all over the country. This is due to the need for collaboration as an essential requirement to successfully deal with the existential asymmetric threats currently bedeviling our dear nation, Nigeria,” Akpor said.

On Monday, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, had announced the arrest of some suspects during his parley with media executives and editors on Tuesday 9 August 2022.

He was later informed of the arrest of four terrorists among those who carried out the attack on the church in Owo on June 5.