Dare -devil armed robbers invaded the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos wednesday night killing 2 policemen .The brazen attack exposed the porous security network at Nigeria’s busiest Airport.
Eyewitnesses said the robbers, numbering over 10, beat the airport security network to unleash terror on airport users. They also made away with huge amount of foreign currencies from some bureau-de-change operators.
The armed robbers entered the airport through the terminal zero and proceeded to the arrival hall from where they moved to the departure hall of the terminal.
The robbers were said to have trailed a large amount of money transported in a bullion van en route to Dubai to the departure lounge, they struck as as soon as the monies were carried in bags to the departure lounge.
The armed robbers reportedly ordered all the users of the airport to lie down while those who refused to comply were shot at.
They were engaged in a gun duel for about 30 minutes with policemen attached to the airport which led to the death of two policemen and one armed robber.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications at the Airport, Yakubu Dati, confirmed the robbery.