Nigeria: $600,000 Stolen In Raid Of Bureau de Change At Airport

Suspected armed robbers on Wednesday raided one of the car parks at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos. They shot sporadically as they carted away more than $600,000 (about N96 million) from the Bureau de Change operators.

According to a source, the suspects gained access into the car park of the international wing and opened fire to scare away those doing business .

As the people scampered to safety, a woman was allegely hit by a stray bullet. She was reportedly taken to a private hospital around the airport.

One of the operators, who confirmed the theft of over $600,000, blamed the incident on the porous security at the airport.

A police source at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, said detectives have launched investigations into the matter.

Another source claimed that the suspects trailed some passengers, who brought the money to the airport to be changed to local currency.

Via The Nations

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