Robbers Who Invaded Lagos Airport Arrested


Men of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended the robbery gang that raided Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, three weeks ago, killing two policemen and injuring several others in the process.

Reports say the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, who took over investigations on the instance of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar.

Sources say the operatives acted on a tip-off, and arrested the bandits from their respective hideouts within Lagos.

The suspects have so far confessed during interrogation on how they planned and carried out the operation, sources say.

The suspects according to sources first raided the airport in February 2012, where N700 million was carted away.

A 10-man robbery gang, armed with sophisticated weapons, had on March 13, 2013 invaded the airport at 9am and headed for the Bureau De Change, BDC, operators centre near the car park, firing indiscriminately.

Two policemen were reportedly gunned killed while a member of the gang was also shot dead during a shoot-out between a team of policemen attached to the airport and the robbery gang, a gun duel that disturbed the robbers’ mission.

The arrested suspects sources say will be paraded today by the Lagos State Police Command.