One Suspect Not Part Of Owo Attackers – Akeredolu

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

The Ondo Sate Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has stated that one of the five arrested suspects listed by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, is not one of the suspected attackers of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

In a statement on Wednesday, titled, “Akeredolu Clears Air On Arrest Of Kuje Prison Escapee, Idris Ojo,” signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu noted that there was a mix-up by Irabor.

Irabor had announced on Tuesday that five suspected masterminds of the Owo attack had been arrested.

He said, “On August 4, the military, in a combined operation with the Department of State Service, arrested four terrorists at Eika in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The Ondo Sate Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has stated that one of the five arrested suspects listed by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, is not one of the suspected attackers of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

In a statement on Wednesday, titled, “Akeredolu Clears Air On Arrest Of Kuje Prison Escapee, Idris Ojo,” signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu noted that there was a mix-up by Irabor.

Irabor had announced on Tuesday that five suspected masterminds of the Owo attack had been arrested.

He said, “On August 4, the military, in a combined operation with the Department of State Service, arrested four terrorists at Eika in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

“On August 7, one Idris Ojo (37) was apprehended at Aiyetoro in Ondo State. He was one of the high-profile Islamic State of West Africa Province members that escaped from Kuje Prison.

Clarifying, the statement from the Ondo State Government read, “The attention of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been drawn to the announcement of Idris Ojo as one of the attackers of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, arrested by the security agencies.

“Governor Akeredolu acknowledged the confusion which the statement had created in the public space, considering that the ugly event of the June 5 attack in Owo preceded the unfortunate incident at Kuje prison.

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