Travellers Trapped at MMIA as Key of Immigration Section Goes Missing

published on Saturday, 3 May 2014

I laughed this morning as I read this story off 

Here's the gist. Passengers that had just arrived in Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, were according to Dele Momodu trapped at the airport. Apparently, the airport officials couldn't find the keys of the doors that led to the immigration section. Security men eventually had to force the door open. In Dele Momodu's words; "The security men had to battle with the padlock for minutes before he eventually won the war against the door!" After being trapped and released, the passengers went through another ordeal at baggage claim – the conveyor belt of the luggage carousel got stuck. "We were happy when this conveyor belt finally belched into action and our luggage started rolling out," Dele Momodu said.

After finally getting their luggage, travellers faced yet another ordeal. The airport had been taken over by soldiers, who prohibited cars from parking around the area. And so travellers reportedly had to trek to their vehicles.

"Those arriving MMIA Lagos had a long walk to freedom, so were those travelling out; nothing could be more tedious," Dele said.

Too sad!