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Gunmen shoot policeman at MMIA

Two gunmen riding on a motor bike, on Thursday, shot a policeman who wasn't on uniform along the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport access toll plaza, Lagos.

The gunmen men, who were on a power bike drove speedily toward the Ikeja axis of the airport leaving the policeman attached to Hajj Camp Police Station in a pool of blood.
An eye-witness, Dr. Alex-Okoh who was at the scene of the shooting said the policeman was walking towards the access gate at about 3:00pm when two men on a power bike drove by and shot him before speeding towards Ikeja axis.

Dr. Okoh, a Port Health Public Health Service, a Department of Federal Ministry of Health said that she was inside an Ambulance vehicle when she saw people running helter skelter as a result of the shooting.

She said; “I was inside an Ambulance when I saw people running helter skelter. When I came down from the Ambulance I saw a man lying in his pool of blood.”

“I immediately ordered the driver of the Ambulance to take the shot Policeman to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja for treatment”.

Some policemen on duty who who spoke on the condition of annonymity confirmed the incident and said they were waiting for the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) as he is the only one that is permitted to speak on the incident.

Meanwhile, Police Public Relations Officer at the airport, Mr. Dennis Ifijeh said that he was not aware of the shooting.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has however said it will collaborate with the police to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting of a policeman around the airport.

According to a source, investigations are on going to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the incident.

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