There was drama at the cargo section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, when one of the 250 cows flown into the country through the airport broke loose from its crate, leaving airport workers at the tarmac running for cover.
According to sources, the cows which were flown in from New Jersey, United States, by the Ekiti State Government in crates on a chartered cargo special flight, were being offloaded at the Gate 3 between the Skypower Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) sheds when the incident occurred.
Trouble started when one of the crates carrying the cows got damaged and the ground staff could not secure the cows after offloading.
This forced one of the cows to break loose and chase airport workers around the tarmac.
The situation was eventually brought under control after a few minutes.
The cows have successfully been loaded into waiting vehicles for their transportation to Ekiti State.
The cows were said to have been imported into the country by Ekiti State Government in partnership with a private organisation for a dairy farm in Ikun.