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Armed robbers storm Owerri market


robbersARMED robbers in their numbers stormed the popular Rotibi Street, off Douglas Road, Owerri, the Imo State capital, dispossessing traders of millions of naira.

The Guardian gathered that the robbers, armed with heavy guns, arrived the scene at 6 pm masked. They were said to have stirred panic among residents and passers-by when they started shooting sporadically, entering shops and carting away large sums of money.

Big distributors of fast-moving consumer goods and other traders were the most affected.
The Douglas Road, which habours a major market in the heart of the city, has witnessed upsurge of robbery attacks in recent times.

The attacks often displayed their arms and ammunition, forcefully dispossessing people of their personal belongings.
In December, 2014, another big distributor in the area, was attacked by the hoodlums, who carted away millions of naira, which he had intended to take to the bank.

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