The south-west security network’s Ondo command, code-named Amotekun, claims to have detained some suspects connected to the attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo.
Remember how, on June 5, armed men entered a church in Owo and shot and killed nearly 40 worshippers. According to reports, the shooters opened fire on the congregation after setting up explosives inside the church.
The attack was planned by the Islamic State West in African Province, according to interior minister Rauf Aregbesola on June 9, days after the tragedy (ISWAP).
Adetunji Adeleye, the Ondo commander of Amotekun, told reporters on Thursday that the security network had detained some people connected to the attack on the church.
He claimed that throughout the process of their capture, firearms and vehicles were found. “A number of persons responsible for the wickedness at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo have been detained. The car they used last after the tragic operation has also been found. Some of their weaponry have also been found by us.
They arrived on motorcycles and took over a Golf car. The car has been found, and we will soon make all the murderers into custody.”