Suspected armed robbers this morning stormed the
Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport in Imo state, stealing a
huge amount of money at a Micro Finance Bank
located as well as in the offices of Arik and Air Peace
Airlines.Eyewitnesses say the armed robbers who
were well armed, came in two unmarked vehicles
and overpowered the few security men attached to
the bank.

A staff of Arik, who didn’t want to be named, said
personal valuables were stolen by the robbers.

“We are still in shock, how the robbers could
have been able to operate freely without
challenge with the number of security men at the

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It calls for serious concern because if
the Airport cannot be safe, where else can be”
the airline staff said.

Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew
Enwerem, who confirmed the incident, said contrary
to public opinion, the incident was a mere case of
burglary and not an armed robbery incident as is
being speculated

“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.

investigation is ongoing and the two security
men attached to the bank are currently being