German national dies after slumping at Murtala Mohammed airport

The spokesman for the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi,  confirmed the death of the German to newsmen.

Passengers at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos

The spokesman for the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi,  confirmed the death of the German to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.

He said medical personnel attached to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) rushed to the scene to assist the German citizen and was eventually taken to a hospital where he later passed on.

Mr Simon Tumba, the media consultant to Arik Air, also confirmed the development.

He said “What happened was that a passenger en route Benin, when he was boarding had slumped.

“And Arik  being a responsible carrier promptly contacted the medical team from FAAN, who took him to the hospital where he later died. ”

Alabi said the deceased was waiting to board a local Arik Air flight on Friday morning when he suddenly collapsed.

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