If we can remember, on Tuesday, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, in a meeting with media personnel in Abuja, disclosed that the unidentified gunmen that spearheaded the St Francis Catholic church attack, in which not less than 40 people were killed have been apprehended. Irabor further disclosed that the attack was carried out by men of the Islamic states of West Africa province terrorists.
Today, the Defence headquarters disclosed that two members of this group have been apprehended, this information was disclosed in a statement by Major General Jimmy akpor who is the Director of Defence information. According to him, the two suspects who go by the names Al- Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris were apprehended at Omialafare in Ose LGA Ondo state in a joint operation by the military and DSS.
It read, “Recall that the Chief of Defence Staff during his parley with media executives and editors yesterday, Tuesday 9 August 2022, informed of the arrest of 4 terrorists among those who attacked St Francis Catholic Church, Owo on 5 June 2022.”
“They were arrested through a combined operation by military and DSS personnel at Eika, Okehi LGA, Kogi State on 1 August 2022. Those arrested include Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza (a.k.a Bin Malik), Momoh Otohu Abubakar, Aliyu Yusuf Itopa, and Auwal Ishaq Onimisi.”
“Barely few hours after the disclosure by the CDS of the arrest of four of the Owo Catholic Church attackers, two additional ISWAP terrorists, who were also connected to the attack on the church were apprehended at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose LGA, Ondo State yesterday, August 9, 2022.”
“The arrests were made through the collaborative effort by military and DSS personnel. The suspects are Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris. ”
The chief defense Staff has promised to unveil these terrorists after all necessary investigations have been completed. It is a prerequisite that Justice is given to those who lost their lives in the incident. May Nigeria not happen to us.