There was panic in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Sunday as gunmen shot no fewer than four motorists in a robbery attack.

The incident happened at Orji, on Owerri-Okigwe Road, very close to the Orji Police Division.

One of the motorists who were shot was driving an unmarked security vehicle.

He was waylaid, shot before the robbers attacked other vehicles, including commercial buses.

The incident caused abrupt end to commercial activities in the area as people scampered for safety.

Our correspondent, who witnessed the incident, saw the three gun-wielding suspects robbing vehicles as other motorists either turned back or abandoned their vehicles on the road.

The suspect shot indiscriminately as they fled.

The victims were later taken to hospital.

The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the robbery.

He said, “The police have taken the victims to Federal Medical Center, Orji.”