By Oludamisi Ojo,Akure.
The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, CP Oyeyemi Oyediran has called for calm over the Wednesday attack of a construction site in Owo.
He also urged residents of the State to cooperate with the Police in the course of investigations into a shooting incident that happened at the Craneburg Construction Company site in Owo Town.
A statement by Police Spokesman, Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed that shooting incident occurred at about 10:00pm of Wednesday 27th July, 2022 and was promptly responded to by Officers covering the jurisdiction.
“At the scene, the officers met the duo of one Rifum Lawrence aged 50 years, and Abraham Opara aged 45 years old, with bullet wounds. They were immediately taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo where they were admitted and are currently in stable condition.
” The Commissioner of Police equally led investigative operatives and officers of the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives (CBRNE) also known as Anti Bomb Squad to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
“The Anti Bomb squad confirmed that an Improvised Explosive Device was used to burst a tractor tyre at the scene of crime.
“The Command urged the people of the state to be calm as the affected area has been cordoned and investigation has commenced to unravel the mystery behind the incident.
” In the same vein, the command is using this medium to warn those who do not know the real situation of things not to cause unnecessary panic within the state by peddling unconfirmed stories relating to the incident.