Owo Massacre – General Lucky Irabor, Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), has revealed the names of four individuals involved in the terrorist attack on St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
The Army announced a meeting between the CDS and media executives at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in Abuja.
iexclusivenews recall that General Irabor briefed the media a few days ago on the arrest of suspects in the church massacre?
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iexclusivenews Nigeria reports that the CDS stated that on August 1, 2022, four of the terrorists who attacked the Owo Catholic Church were apprehended at Eika, Okehi LGA, Kogi State, thanks to the collaborative efforts of military and DSS officials.
“Among those detained were Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza (also known as Bin Malik), Momoh Otohu Abubakar, Aliyu Yusuf Itopa, and Auwal Ishaq Onimisi.”
“The Defence Chief said, preliminary investigation revealed that Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza was the mastermind of the terror attack on the Owo Catholic Church. As well as the attack on a Police Station in Adavi LGA, Kogi State on 23 June 2022, during which a policeman was killed and weapons carted away,” the statement said.
The Defence Chief also noted the arrest of another terrorist, Idris Ojo (32 years), who was caught on 7 August 2022 in Ayetoro Osi, Ondo State, by a joint effort of military and DSS officials.
“Idris Ojo, the CDS said, was one of the suspected ISWAP terrorists who escaped from the Kuje Medium Correctional Centre highlighted on 5 July 2022,” it added.
The CDS told the media chiefs that the military, Nigeria Police, DSS, and other security agencies were working together on multiple fronts to keep the country secure.
He thanked Nigerians of goodwill for helping him understand what military operations were like.
What the responsibilities of the Nigeria Police, DSS, and other security agencies were.
And what they were doing to ensure that each of us lived in peace and harmony within our geographical region.