Ondo, 11 August, 2022 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Some of the suspects of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese that left 39 worshippers killed and more than 80 injured have been arrested, the Governor of Ondo State in the West African country has confirmed.
In a Tuesday, August 9 report, Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has confirmed the arrest of five suspects who include the person who allegedly housed the suspected attackers before they implemented their June 5 attack on the Owo Catholic Church.
“Now that the military has announced it, I can tell you that five of them have been arrested now. They are still on the trail of the rest,” Governor Akeredolu is quoted as saying when officials of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) paid him a courtesy visit.
The Governor of Ondo State told NUJ officials that security agents had located “the home where they lodged in Owo” adding that “the person that accommodated them before the attack, has also been arrested.”
“We did not spare a moment. I am happy that the Chief of Defense Staff has announced it,” he said, and continued, “We have known for a while but we needed not to come out with it because more work is still ongoing. I can confirm that this arrest has been made. And they are still on the trail of some of them.”