Confusion and palpable fear reigned at Nigeria’s main airport, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport as a suspicious travel bag at the E-Wing arrival terminal sent officials and travelers running scared.
Airport security discovered the unattended bag and promptly called in the bomb disposal unit of the Nigerian Police.
The Post understands that after the bomb disposal unit arrived the terminal was evacuated before an attempt was made to secure the bag and a rehearsed controlled sophisticated explosion executed. The explosion from the technique used, however, cause panic as people ducked for cover.
But it turned out that the travel bag was harmless and only contained personnel effects of a Nigerian returning to Lagos by British Airways flight from the United Kingdom.