Two more suspects have been arrested, according to the Nigerian Defense Headquarters, in relation to the June 5 attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
The suspects were detained at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose, Ondo State on Tuesday, according to a statement released on Thursday by Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, Director of Defence Information.
The arrests, according to Akpor, came just hours after the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, announced the capture of four terrorists hiding beneath an arrack.
He claimed that a joint effort between military and Department of States Services (DSS) employees resulted in the capture of suspects.
They were arrested through a combined operation by military and DSS personnel at Eika, Okehi LGA in Kogi State on Aug. 1.
“It is the avowed commitment of the leadership of the military, Nigeria Police, DSS and other security agencies to work in synergy to enthrone peace and security all over the country.
“This is due to the need for collaboration as an essential requirement to successfully deal with the existential asymmetric threats currently bedeviling our dear nation, Nigeria,” he said.
Recall, on August 9, News Central reported that the Nigerian Army apprehended some suspects in connection with the Owo attack.
On June 5, terrorists attacked the Catholic Church during a Sunday Mass and killed over 30 persons, and leaving dozens severely wounded.
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