The Defence Headquarters has clarified the identities of the suspects arrested in reference to the assault on St. Francis Catholic Church Owo in Ondo State.
Talking throughout a media parley on Tuesday in Abuja, Chief of Defence Employees,Common Fortunate Irabor introduced thearrest of the killersof the church worshippers.
Irabor, nevertheless, listed a Kuje Jail escapee, Idris Ojoamong the suspects arrested for the assault on the church
In the meantime, Ojo escaped from Kuje Jail when theIslamic State in West Africa Province(ISWAP) invaded the power precisely one month after the Owo assault.
In an announcement on Wednesday by the Spokesman of the Defence Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, stated the clarification grew to become crucial due to the conflicting suggestions on the sooner announcement.
Akpor stated that Irabor had confirmed the arrest of 4 suspects by means of the collaborative efforts of the army and DSS personnel at Eika, in Okehi Native Authorities Space of Kogi State on August 1.
He stated: These arrested included Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza (a.okay.a Bin Malik), Momoh Otohu Abubakar, Aliyu Yusuf Itopa and Auwal Ishaq Onimisi.
The Defence Chief stated, preliminary investigation revealed that Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza was the mastermind of the fear assault on the Owo Catholic Church.
In addition to the assault on a Police Station in Adavi Native Authorities Space, Kogi State on 23 June 2022, throughout which a policeman was killed and weapons carted away.
Akpor stated Irabor additionally talked about the arrest of Ojo, who was apprehended at Ayetoro Osi, Ondo State by means of the mixed effort of army and DSS personnel on August 7.
He stated the Defence Chief was one of many suspected ISWAP terrorists who escaped from the Kuje Medium Correctional Centre on July 5, stating that he was not a part of the Owo assault.
Akpro added that Irabor stated the Kuje Jail escapee was already planning terrorist assaults in opposition to some chosen targets within the nation.
Idris Ojo, the CDS stated, was one of many suspected ISWAP terrorists who escaped from the Kuje Medium Correctional Centre on fifth July 2022.
The CDS additionally talked about that Ojo was arrested alongside Jimoh Ibrahim, 39 years, a sympathizer of the terrorist group, who accommodated him.
The CDS additional revealed that, the arrest of Idris Ojo was essential as he, together with others, had been already planning terrorists assaults in opposition to some chosen targets, so as to create concern amongst the citizenry geared toward discrediting the federal government, he stated.