Nigerian Army Arrests Additional Two Terrorists In Connection with Owo Killings


The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of two terrorists responsible for the attack and killing of thirty worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, on June 5, 2022.

The arrested suspects, Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris, were apprehended at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose LGA, Ondo State.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, who disclosed this had earlier during his parley with media executives and editors Tuesday 9 August 2022, informed of the arrest of four terrorists.

Those arrested so far in connection to the dastardly act include Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza (a.k.a Bin Malik), Momoh Otohu Abubakar, Aliyu Yusuf Itopa, Auwal Ishaq Onimisi, Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris

They were arrested through a combined operation by military and DSS personnel at Eika, Okehi LGA, Kogi State on August 1, 2022. The arrests were made through a collaborative effort by military and DSS personnel.

Irabor said that Abdulhaleem, alongside other high-profile ISWAP commanders, had also previously coordinated attacks on military targets in Okene, Okene LGA, Kogi State, resulting in casualties.

”It is the avowed commitment of the leadership of the military, Nigeria Police, DSS and other security agencies to work in synergy to enthrone peace and security all over the country.

This is due to the need for collaboration as an essential requirement to successfully deal with the existential asymmetric threats currently bedeviling our dear nation, Nigeria,” he said.

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