There is an apparent breach of security at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as a suspected Boko Haram member was caught on the runway on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
According to sources, the Islamist terrorist group attempted to blow up an aircraft on the tarmac but was foiled by the alertness of a captain “who used engine thrust to blow away the suspect”. The suspect was chased down into the bushes, where he was finally caught and apprehended.
A traveler, who witnessed the scene from a descending aircraft narrated the situation thus: “I just arrived in Lagos on a flight from Owerri. As the plane was taxiing to a halt, I looked out the window and saw something rolling on the runway like a piece of luggage that fell out of a moving plane. When we disembarked the aircraft, I realize that it was a man that had been knocked down to the ground by the air from another aircraft on the tarmac.
“The man got up and was severely bruised from rolling on the tarmac. He took off into the bush by the tarmac in spite of the severe bruising he suffered. Some ground staff tried to catch him, but till we were picked up from the tarmac they hadn’t caught him.”
The details are sketchy at the moment. The Trent will bring you more details on this.