Unidentified Gunmen Attacks Owo Town


Some unidentified gunmen has again attacked the ancient town, Owo, Ondo State on Wednesday evening.

It will be recalled that on June 5th 2022, there was an attack at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa, Owo kingdom by unknown gunmen.

This resulted in the loss of 41 lives, with many still admitted in various hospitals and some discharged.

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Many people were said to have been injured in the attack which took place Wednesday evening, July 27. 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 made it known 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 be injured in the attack.

In his statement, the state police PRO, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the incident but said three persons were injured during a shootout in the town

Odunlami said she could not confirmed if the attackers are terrorists or mere bandits.

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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 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

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