One of the armed robbers lost his life while four policemen got injured yesterday evening when armed robbers attacked a Bureau de Change located at Near the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The robbers targeted the foreign currency unit at the bureau de change and at about 8p.m. sneaked into the airport Park area through Ajao Road. As sighting policemen on duty, they started shooting and policemen were able to kill one of them while about four policemen were injured.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Yakubu Dati, explained in a statement that men of Nigerian police foiled attempted robbery attack at the airport.
“There was an exchange of gunfire which resulted in the death of one of the robbers. The level of casualty is being ascertained. The situation has been brought under control by the swift intervention of the security force."
Dati concluded that the robbers were apparently attempting to rob a bureau de change near the airport, adding that normal operations and flights were not affected by the incident.
Contrary to some reports, this ugly incident did not take place in the Airport building or the Departure lounge.