- Days after the terror attack in Owo, Ondo state, four people have reportedly been killed by unknown gunmen in the state
- Victims of the fresh attack are said to include a tea seller, a commercial driver and road side traders
- Eyewitnesses said the mission of the gunmen was unknown as they shot sporadically, killing three persons in Sabo and one person at Igba
- In a new reaction, the Ondo state police command through its spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami, has denied the attack
Ondo state - Four persons, including a tea seller, a commercial driver and road side traders have been reportedly shot dead by gunmen operating on motorcycles.
The killing occurred around Sabo and Igba area of Ondo town, The Nation reported.
A source whose name was not revealed said it was some cultists that attacked a rival cult group.
Another source said the mission of the gunmen was unknown as they shot sporadically, killing three persons in Sabo and one person at Igba.
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It was gathered a commercial driver that stopped to eat in the area was shot dead.
The Nation stated that a police source in Ondo town confirmed the killings.
The police source said the gunmen were armed robbers who attempted to rob residence and traders in the area.
The alleged attack is coming few days after some unknown gunmen killed worshippers at a church in the state.
Police deny attack
Meanwhile, the Ondo state police command has denied the attack
The spokesperson of the Ondo state police command, Funmilayo Odunlami denied the report, according to AIT.
She urged members of the public to disregard the rumour and gave assurance that the police in the state will not relent in ensuring safety of lives and property.
Recall that some Gunmen on Sunday attacked St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, killing 40 people.
Editor's note: Please note that this report has been updated to reflect the comment of the police.
Ondo governor says America's mass shooting child's play compared to Owo church killing
Meanwhile, the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu on Sunday, June 5, stated that the killing of worshippers at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo by yet-to-be-identified gunmen is child's play compared to the mass shooting witnessed in the United States of America.
In a thread of tweets shared on his personal Twitter page shortly after visiting the scene of the incident, the governor said he was at various hospitals where survivors were receiving medical treatment.
Akeredolu, who had cut short his trip to Abuja for the All Progressives Congress presidential primary and dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari described the attack as tragic, horrific, a massacre and the most dastardly act that could happen in any society.