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Friday, July 08, 2016

Lagos MMIA shooting leaves 2 injured




At least, two persons were on Friday wounded following an accidental discharge at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) reports ITRealms.
The incident, ITRealms gathered happened when an armed orderly of a Senator accidentally fired the gunshots while trying to discharge the magazine of his gun.
Reacting to the incident, General Manager, Public Affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Yakubu Dati, affirmed the incident on Friday with two persons injured; a woman passenger and the orderly.
Dati pointed out that what happened was an accident which occurred while the security detail was trying to remove the magazine from his gun as a standard procedure because guns are not allowed onboard aircraft but they are usually checked in, in the luggage compartment.
He explained the incident was minor and assured air travelers that all the airports are safe and secure, stressing that in recognition of the security challenges in the country and around the world, security at Nigerian airports has been strengthened.
ITRealms recalls that Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos is the nation's busiest airport – with two terminals – International and Cargo terminals open 24 hours daily while the domestic terminal opens 16 hours daily.
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