The Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) has been linked to the attack on the St. Francis Catholic church in Owo, Ondo State, on Sunday, June 5th, according to the Federal Government.
Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, stated this while briefing state house media during a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on June 9th.
He said that the government had tracked down the Owo attack’s culprits and had narrowed in on the ISWAP terrorist outfit.
Security agencies have been asked to go after the perpetrators of the act and bring them to justice, according to the minister, who briefed journalists alongside Inspector-General of Police Alkali Baba Usman.
The minister claimed that the organisation was attempting to push Nigerians against one another in order to create the appearance of an ethno-religious conflict.
He claimed the attack had no racial motivation and urged Nigerians to get together to combat the terrorists.