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There was panic in Owerri, the Imo state capital, as gunmen shot no fewer than four motorists in a Sunday night robbery attack.
The incident happened at Orji, on Owerri- Okigwe Road very close to the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters.
One of the motorists who was shot was driving an unmarked security vehicle.
He was driving in the vehicle, when they double-crossed and shot him before attacking other vehicles, including commercial buses.
The incident caused an abrupt end to commercial activities within the area as people, including those drinking at nearby bars, scampered for safety.
Three gun-wielding suspects were seen robbing vehicles as other motorists either turned back or abandoned their vehicles on the expressway and ran away.
The suspect shot indiscriminately, as they fled.
Our correspondent could not immediately ascertain if there was any casualty.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the robbery incident, when our correspondent contacted him.
He said that the police have evacuated the victims to Federal Medical Center, Orji, by policemen.