Again! Gunmen attack Owo Town

...situation under control - Police

CITIZENS COMPASS– GUNMEN have reportedly opened fire on some construction workers in Owo Ondo State killing two and injuring others in the process.

The incident occured on Wednesday evening, at Folahami Junction, where a construction company called Craneburg Construction Company was located.

However, Ondo State Police Command said the situation is under control.

A source alleged that some explosives devices were also used during the attack though the number of those injured could not be ascertained.

A resident of Owo who pleaded anonymity said two people lost their lives in the attack.

Spokesperson, Ondo State Police Command, 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.

” 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 the EOD men of the command would go to the scene.”

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

The Wednesday attack occured seven weeks after gunmen attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo.Some residents of Owo have since taken to the social media to express anger about the development.

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