Richard Ginika Izuora
Three persons were reportedly shot dead on Sunday in Owerri, during a robbery Incident.
Imo State Police Command, spokesman SP Roland Ikeokwu disclosed that the robbers attacked motorists in Orji area of Owerri, leaving four persons with bullet injuries.
Orlando said the victims of the attack had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri for treatment.
The thieves trailed an unmarked security vehicle, double-crossed it at Orji and opened fire on the driver. The robbers were said to have also robbed other motorists and commuters in commercial vehicles at the same spot.
They shot sporadically to scare away people before making their escape and in the process resulted in three more persons being hit by bullets.
The incident caused tension and panic in the area, forcing residents and passers-by to run for their lives.