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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has disclosed the rationale behind the latest attack by gunmen on Craneburg Construction yard in Owo on Wednesday.
He said the attack was intended to wreck some of the company’s assets, rather than to harm or kill people.
The Governor during his visit to the construction site along with Commander of the security network, Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, and heads of security agencies in the state, asked residents to maintain calm.
Recall that yet-to-be-identified gunmen invade the ancient town on Wednesday, shooting sporadically, forcing residents into a panic frenzy.
Akeredolu said “I want to allay the fear of our people. Clearly, what happened here on Wednesday night was not an attempt to kidnap anybody because they went away with nobody. And we have on the premises over hundred people living there.
“Yes, there were sporadic gunshots at the wall but they never went inside to kill anybody. It is better for everybody to know.
“They didn’t go inside there to kill anybody. The only two people who had some gunshots were security men who they saw outside the premises.
“So, it is clear to us that their intention was to attack one or two equipment here, which they did. Their explosives affected the tyres and the windscreen of another vehicle.”