Some of the suspects in the June 5 terror attack at Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo have been arrested, according to Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, the commander of the Ondo State Security Network, often known as Amotekun.
Adeleye stated that some of the weapons used in the attack as well as the car the attackers used to flee the site had also been found.
This information was provided by the Amotekun Commander on Thursday, June 23, while he was parading 71 alleged criminals at the command’s headquarters.
Adeleye promised that all individuals responsible for the attack would be found, although he withheld the precise number of suspects detained in connection with it.
The Amotekun commander said;
We have recovered the last vehicle they used in the operation and we have made some arrests. We have recovered some vital things which we are working on.
We are not stopping until we get to the root of this and I assure that the perpetrators and their sponsors will be brought to book.
Earlier, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that the “cowards” behind the recent attacks on churches will be punished.
The President stated this on Wednesday following the recent attacks on churches across the country.
As for the cowards, they will be punished for their crimes. We will bring them to justice. Rest assured that the full might of Nigeria’s formidable security and intelligence forces are involved in that endeavour.
For now, I urge all Nigerians to come together in prayer-whether Christian, Muslim, or any of our great faiths- let us hold the victims and their families in our hearts and minds.
Let us show the cowards who seek to divide us along religious lines that we will not be divided. Let us show them that Nigerians will continue to cherish what we share while respecting each other’s differences. Let us show them that Nigerians will never be bullied by cowards, extremists, or terrorists.