The men of the underworld were at it again at the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Friday, October 10.
According to a report by The Leadership newspaper an unnamed micro finance bank located within the airport, as well as the offices of Arik and Air Peace Airlines in Imo state were the major places robbed.
Andrew Enwerem, a police spokesman in Imo state, confirmed the robbery, which sources say lasted only a few minutes.
The police public relations officer termed the case an act of burglary.
He said: “We got the report that some hoodlums broke into a micro finance bank at the airport, but we did not get any report that they removed cash and no one was killed or wounded.
“Already investigation is ongoing and the two security men attached to the bank are currently being interrogated.”
A staff of Arik who spoke under anonymity, said their offices were broken into and the gunmen made away with some company valuables and other personal items belonging to workers.
He said: “We are still in shock how the robbers could have been able to operate freely without being challenged, with the number of security men at the airport.
“This calls for serious concern because if the airport cannot be safe, where else can be?”
Witnesses say the armed robbers arrived at the airport in two unmarked vehicles and overpowered the security officials attached to the bank, scaring people away from the scene with their gunshots.
Meanwhile, armed robbers raided a branch of First Bank in Ikot Abasi Urban, Akwa Ibom state, on Wednesday, October 7.
The robbers, 18 in number, stormed the bank at about 11.45am and carted away an undisclosed amount of money.