The Wednesday’s night attack on Craneburg Construction Company in Owo local government area of Ondo State by gunmen was aimed at abduction of expatriates working in the firm, police sources have said.
The police sources said the gunmen might have missed their target or couldn’t gain access into the premises.
Another source said the gunmen fled after the dynamite exploded and shooting sporadically for some minutes.
They were said to have thrown dynamite which wounded two workers at the site.
It was gathered that the attack happened around 9:45pm.
Explosion of the dynamite and the sporadic gunshots that followed sent panic among residents in the area.
Windscreen of trailers parked within the premises were damaged.
Commander of the Ondo Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said the two injured persons were security personnel.
“I am just leaving the scene now where I went to assess the situation and I realized that the two security men on ground were injured as the attackers shot into the air.
” They got the windscreen of the Caterpillar of the construction company damaged and the injured men have been receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
“By the grace of God, the situation is under control and I urge everyone to go about their normal businesses.”
Ondo Police spokesman, SP Fumilayo Odunlami, said investigations were already on and urged residents not to panic.
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.”
In May, gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, killed a soldier and kidnapped a Lebanese engineer at Ogbonmo Ijebu-Owo.
On June 5th, armed men attacked the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo and killed over 40 persons while over 69 were injured.