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Owo Attack I Gunmen strike again weeks after Catholic Church massacre


Owo Attack I Gunmen strike again weeks after Catholic Church massacre

A new attack has been launched against the neighbourhood in Owo, Ondo State, nearly two months after nearly 40 worshippers were shot dead in a Catholic church.

Police reports state that the incident happened at Craneburg Construction Company in Owo.

Ondo State Commander of Amotekun Corps, the sub-regional security organization in the southwest, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the attack on Thursday.

He claimed that the assailants fired randomly into the air and cracked the windshields of two earthmovers that were present.

“I have just left the scene and I realised that the two security men were injured as the attackers shot into the air. They damaged the windshields of two earthmovers of the construction company. The injured men have been taken to a hospital,’’ he stated.

Adeleye added that the area had since returned to normal. Adeleye is also the Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters.

The state police command tweeted:, “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 conditions.”

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu disputed with the Federal Government’s assertion that the attackers of the Catholic church were members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, told reporters after a National Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, that the government had been able to identify the Owo attack’s perpetrators and had focused on the ISWAP terrorist group.

Along with Inspector-General of Police Alkali Baba Usman, the minister gave a briefing and stated that security agencies had been instructed to track down and prosecute the act’s perpetrators.

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