LAGOS, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian government has beefed up security at the Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), and other areas of the airport to forestall future armed robbery incident.
The new security measure came on the heels of the recent robbery which snuffed lives out of two police officers and one of the robbers.
Also, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday ordered all the operators of Bureau de change operating across airports in the country to leave the airports environment immediately.
Spokesperson for the organization Yakubu Dati told reporters in Lagos that preliminary reports have shown that the activities of operators of Bureau de change had been attracting attention of armed robbers to the airports, adding that such would no longer be condoned.
Dati said the organization's task force would begin to implement the order for the currency hawkers to begin to leave the airports environment.
According to him, the robbers were able to carry out the act because they used a security officer and a lady as shield to carry out the nefarious act.