Robbers storm Imo Airport, cart away cash
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 Airport.
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”.