BREAKING: Amotekun arrests suspects in connection with Owo massacre

Amotekun arrests 45 suspected criminals in Ondo

Operatives of Amotekun Corps in Ondo State have arrested some suspects in connection with the June 5 massacre at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The state commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye,  made this known to journalists on Thursday in Akure while parading 71 suspected criminals on Thursday.

His words: “We have recovered the last vehicle they used in the operation and we have made some arrests. We have recovered some vital things which we are working on.

BREAKING: Amotekun arrests suspects in connection with Owo massacre
Funeral service for victims

“We are not stopping until we get to the root of this and I assure that the perpetrators and their sponsors will be brought to book.’’

Adeleye said the 71 suspects were arrested within the month for cattle rustling, armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, human trafficking and theft of commercial motorcycles.

Adeleye said the corps already recovered 31 stolen motorcycles.

It would be recalled that no fewer than 40 persons were killed and about 60 others injured in the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.

With teary eyes, the governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, lamented that his government failed to protect the victims of the June 5 terror attack at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.

The dead were buried on June 17 after a funeral mass held at the Mydas Resort and Hotel, Owo.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty, wept at the occasion.

Said the governor at the occasion: “We have failed to defend these people. Not because we have not tried. But because these forces on the other side are evil and they have supports. They will not triumph over us forever.”

Akeredolu stressed that the forces on the other side were evil, assuring that they would not triumph forever.

The governor noted that something must be done in the country, adding that the security architecture of the nation needed rejigging.