THE Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed “Amotekun Corps” on Thursday, confirmed that some masterminds of the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, have been arrested.
The Corps stated this through its state Commander, Adetunji Adeleye, while parading some 71 men who were arrested for various criminal activities across the state.
Recall that the suspected terrorist invaded the church on June 5, killing no fewer than 40 people and injuring many other worshippers.
The state Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, said some suspects had been arrested in connection with the killing.
He, however, did not give the actual figure of the suspected terrorists arrested but expressed assurance that all the attackers of the worship center would be apprehended.
The Amotekun boss said, “As regards the Owo incident, we have recovered the last vehicle they used for that operation and we made some arrests and we have also recovered some vital things which we are working on.
On the 71 suspected criminals paraded at the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital, Adeleye explained that the suspects were arrested within the last one month for various offenses ranging from armed robbery, cattle rustling, kidnapping, raping, fraud and human trafficking.
“The 71 suspects were picked while committing offenses and others were tracked to their hideouts in the forests.
We have been able to get a cartel that specialises in stealing and dismantling motorbikes which we all know as okada. Also, we were able to recover over 50 bikes during the operation from these criminals.