Royal Air Maroc aircraft attacked at Lagos airport


The Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc has been attacked on the runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos earlier this morning.

The attack happened when the aircraft arrived from Rabat, the capital city of Morocco.

According to reports, the suspected attackers opened the baggage compartment of the aircraft on landing at the airport in the early hours of today.

Muritala Muhammed International Airport has experienced series of security breaches.

On July 21, a Nigerien man believed to be mentally deranged breached security at the airport and climbed on an Azman Air plane which was taxiing to take off at the MMIA runway.

After the incident, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the manager of the airport took responsibility for the breach and suspended senior security officials on duty.

Two of the recent cases involved aircraft conveying popular artists Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid) and Tiwa Savage and another incident involving a private jet belonging to Chief AtedoPeterside, Nigerian billionaire and founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank.

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