Notorious terrorists group, Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) is responsible for the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, the National Security Council said.
The attack on Sunday, June 5, led to the death of about 40 persons.
Briefing State House Correspondents after the National Security Council meeting in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who reveal those behind the attack, said that security agencies, particularly the police, had been directed to apprehend the perpetrators.
According to Aregbesola, the attack has no ethnic-religious connection
The former Osun State governor added that the terrorist group’s activity has nothing to do with religion.
The council, he said, is also concerned about killings in the name of blasphemy and has directed the security agencies to go after perpetrators of the incidents that occurred in Sokoto State and Abuja recently.
This is even as the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, noted the imprints of the perpetrators of the Owo killings had been identified and although no arrests have been made, security agencies are now zeroing in on them.
The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.