Security checks intensified at Lagos Airport


The incessant terror attacks in Nigeria affects every sphere including traffic situations.


Security has been tightened in and around the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, causing major gridlocks on roads close to the airport.

All the roads leading in and out of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, were taken over by security agents on Friday morning and vehicles plying the routes were thoroughly screened by counter terrorism personnel of the Nigeria Police Force.

The screening had caused serious traffic snarl on the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, leading into the domestic wing of the airport.

Similar traffic jam was recorded along the Oshodi/Ajao Estate section leading to the international wing of the airport.

The security agents, searching all vehicles plying the, were trying to prevent suspected substances or explosives from reaching the airport.

At the domestic section of the Lagos Airport, near the Police Station, the road was narrowed to a single lane with used tyres. All vehicles coming into the airport from Agege and Ikeja ends of the road passed through the single lane to enable the squad check them effectively.

The checks resulted in a traffic build up to the lower end of the overhead bridge around the Ikeja General Hospital.

Many airport workers and passengers had to alight from the commercial vehicles they boarded to walk through the traffic to their duty posts. At the Ajao Estate section leading to the MMIA, the traffic spilled over from the Oshodi axis to the NAHCO Hajj Camp axis of the international airport.