Today at about 1510hrs, there was distress call that zenith bank situated along Wetheral road Owerri was under attack. The CP Command Imo State CP Taiwo Lakanu, fdc led a combined team of Police patrol and Detectives to the scene. On Arrival, the operatives engaged the four armed robbers that arrived the bank with an ash colour Toyota Camry in a shoot out. At the end of the shoot out, three Police men sustained various degrees of gun shot injuries.
One of the armed robbers was short dead and one AK47 Rifle with 100 rds of Ammunition that was earlier snatched from a policeman on 24/11/2016 was recovered from the dead Armed robber with three magazines. Others robbers escaped with serious gun shot injuries. The wounded Policemen are receiving treatment in the hospital. Police operatives is intensifying patrols for the arrest of the fleeing robbers. The robbers could not gain entrance into the banking hall following the swift response of Police operatives. From PPRO Imo State