Wed, 06 Jul 2022

ABUJA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian police on Friday said it is investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was discovered on a runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, the country's economic hub.

The body, probably hit by a taxiing aircraft, was found on Thursday by airport security operatives, according to Olayinka Ojelade, a spokesman for the police in Lagos.

"We are still investigating the case of the dead body and once we are through we will communicate to you our findings," he said at a press briefing.

The incident caused a temporary shutdown of operations at the MMIA on Thursday. The corpse was evacuated from the runway by a combined team of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and police personnel, said Ojelade.

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