The National Security Council, has revealed that the Islamic State, West African Province ‘ISWAP’ are behind the deadly attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this to State House correspondents, after the council meeting which was presided over by the President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
Speaking in the company of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, he noted that security agencies are closing in on the perpetrators through their traces.
Although no arrest has been made as investigations and trailing of the terrorists were still ongoing, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola debunked insinuations that the attacks had ethnic or religious colouration.
He added that the council is however more concerned about spate of blasphemy-linked killings and has directed security agents to hunt those behind the killing of Deborah Samuel Sokoto State and the recent case in Abuja.
Adequate security preparations has also been made for the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State.
The security council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, had the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) in attendance.
Other attendees include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao.
Also in attendance were the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.