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Hope Arises As Suspected Owo Church terror killers arrested

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THE Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps said it has arrested some persons involved in the attack of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Owo local government area.

It said it also recovered some weapons and vehicle used to perpetrate the terror act.

About 40 persons were killed in the attack with 70 others injured in the attack carried out on June 5 at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The Commander of Amotekun Corps in ondo state, Adetunji Adeleye says a number of suspects have been arrested.

Adeleye gave this revelation while parading seventy one suspects for varying crimes ranging from kidnapping, Robbery, Cultism.

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The commander said the command also recovered some items and vehicles used by the suspects for the unfortunate incident.

He said the corps is collaborating with other Security Agencies in profiling the suspects before they are arraigned in court.

The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Banji Ajaka, has said that 40 people were killed in last Sunday’s shooting at a church in Owo.

Gunmen had stormed the church on Sunday morning, opened fire on the congregation, and also detonated explosives as the worshippers scampered for safety.

Police said the gunmen got to the church at about 11.30 a.m.

Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, the lawmaker representing Owo Constituency I, who visited the scene shortly after the attack, had put the casualty figures at at least 70 people killed and injured.

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On Tuesday, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said 80 worshippers were victims of the attack, including 22 people who died.

On Wednesday, the state government reviewed the casualty figures to 127, including 40 dead.

The situation report as at 12 midnight, on Tuesday 7/6/22 at St. Louis Hospital, Owo, 39 people were involved and 13 deaths (confirmed). At the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, a total number of persons involved is 84 and number of corpses in the FMC mortuary is 25; female, 17, and eight males,” Mr Ajaka said in a statement.

He also added that two deaths were recorded from two private hospitals in the state.

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Meanwhile, the state governor has promised to immortalize all who died from the attack.

The governor said this while hosting a delegation of bishops in the southwest who had paid him a condolence visit on Wednesday. CONTINUE READING

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