Bomb scare at Lagos airport

By Oyise Oghene
In the early hours of today, passengers were gripped with fear at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, (MMA2) Lagos over an alert of a bomb attack at the airport.

Biztellers reports that no sooner than the alert was raised, the Police, Operatives of the Anti-Bomb Squad, and other security personnel of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) managers of the MMA2 Terminal began a serious check on all vehicles entering into the airport with metal detectors.

The situation further caused a build-up of traffic around the airport which made most passengers who had flights to board in the early hours to trek some meters to the terminal in order not to miss their flights.

The checks led to a vehicular holdup that stretched up to about a kilometer into the Ikeja axis of the airport.

Speaking on the security situation in a telephone interview, the Police Commissioner in charge of the airport, Mr. Olatunji CaulCrick said the exercise became important due to security reports received by the command which indicate a possible bomb attack at the busy facility.

CaulCrick  further added that it was a normal routine as the police would not leave anything to chance in ensuring a seamless travel experience for airport users affirming that the police have been ordered to carry-out checks whenever the needs arise

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