Suspected armed robbers on Wednesday, stormed a Zenith bank branch in Owerri, the Imo state capital, killing no fewer than 3 persons and injuring several others.

The attack, eye witness said, happened at about 2:00pm when the armed robbers numbering about 12, invaded the bank and shot sporadically into the air to scare customers away after over-powering the security operatives on duty.

Undisclosed amount of money was also carted away during the operation which lasted several hours.

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.