The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a media briefing alongside the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman on Thursday, named the perpetrators of the Owo attack to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Driving the news
Rauf Aregbesola, in his security briefing, claimed that the brutal killing at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, which claimed about 40 lives, had no religious base as ISWAP activities are not religiously related.
What they are saying
The former governor, while speaking, called on the State police and other security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators.
Gunmen attacked St. Francis Catholic Church on the 5th June 2022, just as the Christian worshippers were rounding up their Sunday service.
A police source confirmed the killing of 6 persons by suspected bandits in Ondo town, Ondo State, on Wednesday night. Sources say the victims were roadside traders.