Nigeria: Armed Assailants Attack Owo Again

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Armed miscreants stormed Owo community in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday evening.

A trader in the community confirmed that the miscreants opened fire at Folahami Junction – at the site of a construction company called Craneburg Construction Company.

Some residents however said they heard sounds of explosives devices during the attack.

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This is coming seven weeks after some suspected terrorists attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in the community, killing no fewer than 40 worshippers.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer of the command , Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami no fatality was recorded but some people were injured . She also said it could not be confirmed yet if the attackers are terrorists or mere bandits.

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She said, ” 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.”

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