The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says it has arrested the terrorists who killed worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
On June 5, gunmen attacked the church in Owo, killing about 40 congregants and injuring many others.
The gunmen were said to be heavily armed as they attacked the helpless congregation.
Speaking on Tuesday, Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, said the criminals were arrested in collaboration with other security agencies.
The Governor of the state, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, also confirmed the news on his official Twitter page.
His statement read: I am happy to announce that we have confirmed the arrest of the attackers of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo. The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor has also announced it. We have known for a while but we needed not to come out with it because more works are still ongoing.
Five of the attackers have been arrested, including the owner of the house in Owo where the attackers stayed before the June 5 attack, while the security operatives are still on the trail of some of them.
We did not spare a moment in trailing the terrorists since the horrendous attacks on innocent worshippers. We will continue to give the necessary support to our security agencies towards protecting the lives and property in the State.