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Five suspects arrested for massacre in Nigerian church


Five suspects were arrested for attacking a Catholic church in Nigeria and killing approximately 40 people in June. The announcement came last week, two months after the attack took place.

The attack took place on the 5th of June inside the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, in southwestern Ondo state. As the investigation is still going on, the gunmen’s identities have not been revealed yet to the public. However, Nigerian authorities believe that the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram offshoot, was behind the attack. 

The suspects’ arrest is a positive step towards justice for those who were murdered in the church massacre, but more needs to be done to prevent the spread of these Islamic militant attacks, ICC writes.

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