Alert 17-02 Attempted Robbery During Transport Results in Medical Attention
A transport vehicle was caught in heavy, slow moving traffic on the Oshodi Apapa Express Way in -route to the Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport. At least two assailants crossed the motorway on foot, attacked the transport vehicle and broke out both back windows. One assailant attacked the employee passenger with a knife in an attempt to steal his mobile phone. The employee was able to move to the front of the vehicle and the attackers left the scene. Mobile Police (MOPOL) arrived on scene and opened traffic to a nearby hospital where the employee was treated for multiple, deep lacerations.