Thursday, 28 July 2022 06:46

Gunmen attack Owo, Ondo state, again; many injured

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Barely seven weeks after terrorists attacked worshippers at Owo, in Ondo state, some unknown gunmen, have again attacked the ancient town.

Many people were said to have been injured in the attack which took place Wednesday evening, at Folahami Junction, where a construction company called Craneburg Construction Company was located.

Eyewitness reports had it that the gunmen opened fire on those at the site.

Another source who spoke with our correspondent alleged that some explosives devices were also used during the attack.

However, the casualty figure was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report but many people were said to beeb injured in the attack.

Contacted, the state police image maker, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the incident but said three persons were injured during a shootout in the town

Odunlami said she could not confirm if the attackers were terrorists or mere bandits.

According to her: ”Tonight, there was a shooting incident at Craneburg Construction Company Owo, Policemen are currently at the scene, victims have been taken to Hospital and they are in stable condition.

”We can not ascertain the casualty figure now and we also cannot say if it was a terrorist attack with the use of explosives devices but tomorrow (Thursday) morning the EOD men of the command would go to the scene.”

Odunlami appealed to residents not to panic, that the situation was under control.

 

Vanguard


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