Gunshot At Lagos Airport Leaves Two People Injured

Passengers at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) on Friday were in great shock after gunshot at the terminal left two people injured
The gunshot, it was learnt, came from an orderly of a Senator while trying to remove his gun’s magazine in line with standard practice in air travel.
The accidental discharge, however, left the officer and another woman injured.
The incident caused panic within the terminal as travelers and airport workers scampered for safety on hearing the gunshot.
General Manager, Public Affairs of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Yakubu Dati, confirmed the incident to a national daily.
According to him, what transpired was an accident which occurred while the man 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.
Dati, who described the incident as minor, assured air travellers that all the airports are safe and secure.

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