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Nigeria Security Chiefs Finger ISWAP In Owo Church Massacre

Nigeria’s top security chiefs have narrowed down the perpetrators of Sunday’s church killings in Owo, Ondo State to the Islamic State of West Africa Province(ISWAP).

The security chiefs, who attended a Security Council Meeting today, June 9, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said that so far, no arrest has been made as investigations and trailing of the terrorists are still ongoing.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who addressed newsmen shortly after the meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, insisted that there was no trace of ethnic or religious colouration.

Aregbesola said that security channels has zeroed the suspects to the ISWAP, saying: “Council is quite concerned about the violent attack in Ondo state and we have been able to locate the perpetrators, we have zeroed it that ISWAP did it, the animals in ISWAP wanting attention are responsible, we have asked security personnel to go after them and bring them to justice”.

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The meeting 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), retired Major General Babagana Monguno in attendance.

Others in attendance 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.

Also in attendance are the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

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