Thieves have made off with a lighting system on one of the runways at Lagos Airport. The lighting had only been installed in November 2022 and enabled planes to use the runway at night, a boost to airport operations.
LOS installed a new ground lighting system back in November 2022 to put an end to after-dusk restrictions on Runway 18/36L, located close to its domestic terminal.
A spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, confirmed to the BBC that the system has now been stolen. The runway had been undergoing maintenance over the past few months, giving the thieves a good opportunity to strike.