No fewer than three people were killed and many others wounded, including a police officer, after heavily armed men suspected to be armed robbers attacked a Zenith bank branch in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Wednesday.
An eyewitness say the armed robbers, numbering about 12, invaded the bank at about 2:00pm and shot sporadically to scare customers after over-powering the security operatives on duty.
The men were also said to have carted away a yet to be disclosed amount of money.
So far, three people who are yet to be identified, have been confirmed dead after the bad operation which lasted several hours.
Confirming the incident, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, said the command is however on top of the situation.
One of the armed robbers who was shot by police, as well as other people who were wounded at the scene, have been transferred to the Federal Medical Centre Owerri for immediate treatment.
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