Accidental discharge: Two injured at Lagos Airport


There was pandemonium Friday at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos when the gun carried carried by a man identified as an orderly to a senator accidentally discharged on him and a woman as he tried to remove the magazine .

Two people where reported to have been injured

The orderly who was to travel on Arik Air and wanted to lodge his gun, which is a standard practice on air travel, but the gun released a bullet that splinted and hit both the man and woman on the leg as he bent down to pull the magazine out of the gun.

According to eye witness account, the two were taken to hospital at the airport.

Sources hinted that they trekked out of the terminal to the vehicle that took them to the hospital.

The General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati, who confirmed the incident, said what happened is an accident and added that stowing the gun away with its magazine is standard procedure .

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Source:: Nigerian Pilot