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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tension, Anxiety, as fear grips residents of Owo over another attack by Gunmen




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

 Many people were reportedly injured in the attack which took place Wednesday evening, at Folahanmi Junction, where a construction company (Craneburg Construction) Company was located.

Report had it that the gunmen opened fire on those at the site,while another source alleged that explosives devices were also used during the attack.

However, the casualty figure was yet to be ascertained as at the time of this report.

Meanwhile the State Police Public relations offfcer Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the incident but said three persons were injured during a shootout in the town

 Odunlami however said she could not confirm if the attackers are 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 the hospital and they are in stable condition.

” We can not ascertain the casualty figure now and we also cannot say it was a terrorists’ 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..