Military finally arrests Owo Church attackers, Names top mastermind


Owo Church Attack.. Some terrorists who attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state have been arrested by the Nigerian military.

Terrorists launched a deadly attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo, and killing scores have been arrested.

The Defence Headquarters in a meeting with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, August 8, confirmed the arrest, The Nation reports.

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Owo Church attackers arrested
Owo Church attackers arrested

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor, making the revelation, said the arrest was the result of an effective collaboration of the Nigerian military and other sister security agencies.


During the parley with media executives, CDS Iraboh disclosed that one of the masterminds of the attack is Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza.

He said: “Omeiza is one of the masterminds of the 5th June attack of the Catholic Church in Owo as well as the attack on a police station in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State that led to the killing of a policeman as well as weapons carted away.”

The CDS added that Omeiza was arrested on Monday, August 1, at Eka Okehi Kogi state during an operation by the military with other branches of security.

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Describing Omeiza as “one of the high profile ISWAP terrorists that escaped from Kuje”

Irabor added: “Idris Ojo wasn’t done with his previous activities but was planning other deadly attacks along with his cronies before his arrest.”

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Meanwhile, the Ondo state government had denied reports that victims of the Owo terrorist attack will be given mass burial.

Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, a commissioner in the state gave the denial in a post on his Facebook page.

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