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 as well as in the offices of Arik and Air Peace.

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 Airport. 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. Already investigation is ongoing and the two security men attached to the bank are currently being interrogated”.

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