National security council blames ISWAP for attack on a catholic church in Owo, Ondo state

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The National Security Council has announced that the Islamic State, West African Province, ISWAP is responsible for the attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, that led to the death of about thirty eight persons on June 5.

 The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this yesterday while briefing newsmen after the National Security Council meeting in Abuja.

Aregbesola disclosed that security agencies, particularly the police, have been directed to apprehend the perpetrators.

The former governor said the attack has no ethnic-religious connection.

He said the government is also concerned about killings in the name of blasphemy and has directed security agencies to go after perpetrators of the incidents that occurred in Sokoto State and Abuja recently.

Similarly, the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba equally noted that the imprints of the perpetrators of the Owo killings have been identified and although no arrests have been made, security agencies are now zeroing in on them.

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