Breaking: Killing of four in Ondo not reprisal attack – Police

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Following the killing of four persons in Sabo axis of Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, the police command in the State has declared that the incident is not a reprisal attack.

According to the police, in a statement issued on Thursday, the killing of the four persons was not connected to the last Sunday attack at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the State.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Funmi Odunlami said that the Ondo town killing was a robbery attack.

Odunlami disclosed during the robbery that, a J5 vehicle with plate number MKA – 469 YJ transporting onions and potatoes from Zaria to Ore was attacked while having a stopover at Ondo town.

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She added that in the process, the robbers shot the driver, while the motorboy escaped with bullet injury.

The PPRO added that a motorcyclist alongside the pillion and a passerby were also hit by stray bullets.

“Investigation has since commenced and effort is ongoing to arrest the assailants.

“On this note, the Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, CP Oyeyemi Adesoye Oyediran, psc, fsi, urged the people of the State to remain calm and disregard the fake news, as the rumour mongers are out to stir unnecessary chaos and disrupt the peace of the State,” he said.

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