National Security Council Blames Owo Church Attack On ISWAP
The National Security Council has named the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) as the perpetrator of an attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo on Sunday, June 5, 2022, that resulted in the deaths of approximately 38 people.
Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, revealed this to State House Correspondents after the National Security Council meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
Security agencies, particularly the police, have been ordered to apprehend the perpetrators, he announced.
According to Aregbesola, the attack has no ethnic or religious ties, and the group’s activities have nothing to do with religion.
According to him, the council is also concerned about blasphemy-related killings and has directed security agencies to pursue perpetrators in the recent incidents in Sokoto State and Abuja.
The imprints of the perpetrators of the Owo killings have been identified, according to Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba, and security agencies are now closing in on them, despite the fact that no arrests have been made.
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President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting, which took place four days after the attack that killed scores of people and injured many more.
On Wednesday, the Ondo State Government announced that 40 people had died in the incident, while 26 others had been released from local hospitals.
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