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Owo Massacre: Military arrests terrorists behind attack

The terrorists behind the Owo massacre in Owo, Osun State have been arrested according to the The Defence Headquarters.

The Defence Headquarters on Tuesday  announced the arrest of  terrorists behind the attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff, made the disclosure during a parley with media executives at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

He said the criminals were arrested in collaboration with other security agencies.

He also stated that the military neutralised many bandits terrorising the country.

Irabor, on the Kaduna Train attack, said the military was working to ensure the rescue of the kidnapped passengers as directed by the President.

He said; within the last time we met, we have recorded remarkable achievement. Let me bring it to your notice that within the same period, there have been ignoble actions of men of the underworld that have impinged on our collective well-being, namely the unfortunate train attack, the attack on Kuje correctional center as well as what has been reported in the past the attack on the presidential convoy.

“Also, the Owo incident which was intended to bring man and women of the armed forces to present them in a form and shape that make it to look as if the nation is on a siege. We have arrested those behind the dastardly act in Owo.

“It was my intention to present them to the public, but because of the investigation still going on, I had to change my mind. I will like to say that in due course, the world will see them and others who are behind other daring attacks in the country.”

Recall that gunmen suspected to be Fulani terrorists had on June 5 attacked the Catholic Church during a Sunday Mass and opened fire on the worshippers, resulting in the death of over 30 persons.







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