Friday, 15 March 2013

Robbery, Shooting Reported At International Airport, Lagos

UPDATE: One of the robbers was shot dead during the exchange of gun fire between the police and the robbers at the Murtala Muhammed International (MMIA).

It was gathered that the armed robbers numbering over 10 came into the airport through the terminal zero and proceeded straight into the arrival and departure halls of the terminal.

On entering the terminal, the armed robbers ordered all the users of the airport to lie down while those who refused to comply were shot.

One of the robbers was reportedly killed.

Earlier report…
Multiple eyewitness reports reaching us say bureau de change traders were attacked by armed robbers around Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 7.30 Wednesday evening.

The unconfirmed reports added that shooting took place at the airport, which left two policemen and one armed robber dead.

Armed policemen arrived moments after robbers attacked traders and travelers around MMIA, Lagos.

As at press time, casualty figures are unknown but those injured are said to be receiving treatment from the airport medical team.

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