We’ve arrested one mastermind of Owo Catholic Church attack ― CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, on Tuesday, revealed that one of the masterminds of the 5th June 2022 attack on the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo Ondo State, has been arrested.

Speaking at the chief of defence staff parley with editors and media executives in Abuja, he gave his name as Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza.

“Omeiza is one of the masterminds of the 5th June attack of the Catholic Church in Owo as well as the attack on a police station in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State that led to the killing of a policeman as well as weapons carted away,” he disclosed.

He was arrested on the 1st of August, 2022 at Eka Okehi Kogi State during an operation with other branches of security.

Also arrested on the 7th of August at Aiyetoro C in Ondo State is Idris Ojo, age 32, who the CDS describe as “one of the high profile ISWAP terrorist that escaped from Kuje.”

“Idris Ojo wasn’t done with his previous activities but was planning other deadly attacks along with his cronies before his arrest,” General Irabor said.

Other terrorists arrested he said, are Momoh Ojo Abubakar, Aliyu Yusuf Itokpka, and Auwal Ishaq Onimisi.

More details to come later…

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