The Federal Government says that the terrorist group, Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), is responsible for last Sunday’s deadly attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, that led to the death of scores of worshippers.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of National Security Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister, who briefed alongside Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, said the police had been ordered to go after the perpetrators of the act and bring them to justice.
According to him, the imprint of ISWAP has been found on the scene of the attack, and the perpetrators will be punished.
ISWAP’s aim is to pit Nigerians against each other and the Owo attack was designed to make it appear as a ethno-religious war, Aregbesola stressed.
The IGP on his part, said that 10,000 additional police officers will graduate next month to be added to the security architecture of the country.
He also said the police would be leading other security agencies to monitor the June 18, 2022 elections in Ekiti State.