The Military High Command has disclosed that two more suspects in the Owo massacre in Ondo State have been apprehended.
The Defence Minister had on Tuesday revealed more details on the first set of suspects arrested and barely 48 hours after that, two more are now in custody.
The revelation was made in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Jimmy Akpor while unveiling the identities of the suspects whose names are Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris.
According to Akpor, the suspects were arrested at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose Local Government Area, Ondo State, on Tuesday through the joint efforts of the military and the Department of State Services (DSS).
“Barely a few hours after the disclosure by the CDS of the arrest of 4 of the Owo Catholic Church attackers, two additional ISWAP terrorists, who were also connected to the attack on the church were apprehended at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose LGA, Ondo State yesterday, 9 August 2022.
“The arrests were made through the collaborative effort by military and DSS personnel. The suspects are Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris.
“It is instructive to note 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”, part of the statement reads.