Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Armed Robbers Attack Zenith Bank in Owerri, kill 3, cart away millions


Three people have reportedly lost their lives today while some others including a policeman were wounded after suspected armed robbers stormed a Zenith Bank Branch in Owerri, Imo state.

The unknown gunmen said to be about 12 in number stormed the bank around 2:00pm on Wednesday, overpowered the security and shot sporadically into the air, scaring away the customers.

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 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.

According to him, one of the armed robbers who was shot by the 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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