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FG NAMES ISWAP PERPETRATORS OF ONDO CHURCH ATTACK

The National Security Council has revealed that the Islamic State, West African Province (ISWAP) is responsible for the Sunday attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State that left scores dead.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this on Thursday while briefing State House Correspondents after the National Security Council meeting in Abuja.

Aregbesola said that security agencies, particularly the Police, have been directed to apprehend the perpetrators. 

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He however noted that the attacks had ethnic or religious colouration, as it is being insinuated.

It was also disclosed that no arrest has been made as investigations and trailing of the terrorists were still ongoing.

The security council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, had the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) in attendance.

Other attendees include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao and the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman.

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