Owo Attack: Gov Akeredolu Justifies Why He Challenged FG’s Claims On Suspects

Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he contradicted the federal government’s perspective on Owo attack because there were no empirical evidence to support the assertion.

This comes as the Federal Government connected the soldiers of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) to the ondo church attack.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor on Tuesday said security operatives had apprehended the suspected killers of the church’s worshippers.

However, speaking in an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, Akeredolu argued that the Federal Government had no evidence to back their claims.

In his words: “When I took that position I was so concerned because I felt the Federal Government came out too soon. And I said what evidence do they have? How did you come to the conclusion? The incident from its start was linked to ISWAP.

“And that is why immediately I came out and said look I don’t believe this; it is too early. You need to have concrete evidences because I believe that the normal practices of ISWAP, they own up to their act and almost immediately they take credit of the action. Nobody came out in the case of June 5 in Owo attack to say they were responsible. That was not the good thing to do. And that was why I challenged it.” he argued.

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