Gunmen attack filling station, kill attendant in Ondo
Unknown gunmen attacked a filling station in Akure, the capital of Ondo state on Tuesday, June 23 resulting to the death of an attendant.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee-Leo Ikoro.
Leo Ikoro said a filling station along Oba-Ile Road area of the city was attacked late in the night on Tuesday.
According to the PPRO, the gunmen did not succeed in robbing the filling station but the incident led to pandemonium with people scampering for safety.
Ikoro further disclosed that two suspects were arrested not far from the scene of the incident in connection to the crime while two other suspects who escaped are being trailed by the police.
A rifle, a dane gun, some cartridges and live ammunition were recovered from the two arrested suspects, he added.
“With the intervention of policemen, two of the armed robbers have been arrested.
“There hasn’t been such an attack in Ondo State, that is to tell you that the rate of crime in Ondo State is minimal, and with this occurrence our men immediately swung into action, leading to the arrest of two of the hoodlums.”