Just In: ISWAP Behind Ondo Catholic Church Attack – FG

The National Security Council has disclosed that the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) is behind the deadly attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.

Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of the Interior, revealed this to State House correspondents after the council meeting, which was presided over by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

Speaking in the company, Usman Baba, the Inspection General of Police stated that security agencies are closing in on the assassin through their traces.

Although no arrest has been made as investigations and trailing of the terrorists were still ongoing, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola debunked insinuations that the attacks had ethnic or religious coloration.

He added that the council is however more concerned about the spate of blasphemy-linked killings and has directed security agents to hunt those behind the killing of Deborah Samuel Sokoto State and the recent case in Abuja.

Adequate security preparations have also been made for the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State.

The security council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, 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), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) in attendance.

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