General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defense Staff, has announced the arrest of the people behind attacks in the Owo area of Ondo State. the Chief of Defence Staff confirmed that the Owo attackers had been arrested during a meeting with with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, august 10, 2022. Irabor said the suspects would be paraded after an investigation had been concluded into the matter. He said: “Within the last time we met, we have recorded remarkable achievement. Let me bring it to your notice that within the same period, there have been ignoble actions of men of the underworld that have impinged on our collective well-being, namely the unfortunate train attack, the attack on Kuje correctional center, as well as the reported attack on the presidential convoy.
“Also, the Owo incident which was intended to bring men and women of the armed forces to present them in a form and shape that make it to look as if the nation is on a siege. We have arrested those behind the dastardly act in Owo. “It was my intention to present them to the public, but because of the investigation still going on, I had to change my mind. I will like to say that in due course, the world will see them and others who are behind other daring attacks in the country.” It would be recalled that on June 5, 2022. gunmen had stormed St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, killing no fewer than 40 worshippers while many sustained wounds from gunshots. The Federal Government at the time disclosed that the Islamic States of West Africa Province terrorists were behind the attack.