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#Many Injured As Gunmen Attack Owo Again, Barely Two Months After Massacre

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Many people were said to have been injured after an attack by unknown gunmen in Owo, Ondo state.

The incident was said to have happened on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Folahami Junction, where a construction company called Craneburg Construction Company was located.

The attack is coming barely two months after the massacre at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state which led to the death of at least 38 persons.

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

Another source who spoke on anonymity 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 be injured in the attack.

Police spokesperson in the state, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the incident saying that three persons were injured during a shootout in the town

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

According to her, “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 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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