The identity of arrested criminals behind the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo attack has revealed as 32-year old Idris Ojo and 39-year old Jimoh Ibrahim.
They and four others were arrested in Okehi local government area of Kogi state, in connection with the June 5 attack on the Catholic church in Owo and another attack on a Police Station in Ada in which a policeman was keeled.
The others are Idris Abdul Malik Omeiza, Momoh Ojowu Abu, Aliyu Yusuf and Auwal Onimisi.
The Defence Headquarters, through Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor on Tuesday, August 8, confirmed to Nigerians that terrorists who attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo have been arrested.
CDS Iraboh, during a meeting with media executives in Abuja, noted that troops who were in operation pursued the suspects and recovered some exhibits from them. The military revealed the identities of some of the terrorists.
The military chief revealed that the search for more of the terrorists who are in hiding is still on. His words:
“As regards the Owo incident, we have recovered the last vehicle they used for that operation and we made some arrests and we have also recovered some vital things which we are working on.
CDS Irabor gives final verdict “A number of people have been arrested concerning the Owo issue as well as a number of equipment.
On that day, we pursued them to the point that we recovered the vehicle and we are still pursuing them We have told you that until we get to the root, I can assure you that the perpetrators and their sponsors will be brought to book.” He gave some of the names of those already arrested as follows:
some of the names of those already arrested as follows: Momoh Ojo Abubakar Aliyu Yusuf Itokpka Auwal Ishaq Onimisi Idris Ojo Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza (one of the masterminds of the attack) Read