ISWAP behind Owo church attack – FG

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The Federal Government has said the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state, was orchestrated by the Islamic State of West African Province.

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, said this on Thursday while briefing state house correspondents at the end of the national security council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Aregbesola who briefed the journalists alongside the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, said the police had been ordered to go after the perpetrators of the act and bring them to justice.

He said the imprint of ISWAP had been found on the scene of the attack, adding that they would be brought to justice.

Aregbesola said ISWAP’s aim was to use the attack to divide Nigerians and create an impression of an ethno-religious war.

Recall that the gunmen attacked the church on Sunday, killing many worshippers and injuring several people. gathered that the gunmen were said to have detonated explosives in the church after which they proceeded to fire several shots at the congregation.

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