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Breaking: Owo Killings:FG Names Suspected Killers Of St. Francis Catholic Church

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Nigeria’s interior ministry believes Iswap was behind attack in Ondo state on Sunday that killed 40 people.

 

An insurgent group affiliated to Islamic State is suspected of carrying out a massacre in a Catholic church in Nigeria on Sunday in which 40 people were killed, the country’s interior ministry has said.

Assailants wielding AK-47 rifles and explosives attacked the congregation at St Francis Catholic church in Owo, south-western Ondo state, during Pentecost mass on Sunday.

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“We have been able to see the footprint of Iswap [Islamic State West Africa province] in the horrendous attack in Owo and we are after them. Our security agencies are on their trail and we will bring them to justice,” Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola told reporters in the capital, Abuja.

The authorities had not previously voiced any suspicions about the identity or motive of the killers.

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