Skye Bank Catches Fire at MMIA


Chinedu Eze

A spark that erupted from the Skye Bank branch located at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos last night, set fire at the facility.

Though the fire was hurriedly put out, but the smoke emanating from the bank engulfed the area for some time but did not disrupt any activities as passengers boarded their flights without any disturbance.

An official of one of the passenger-handling companies at the airport, Pathfinder, said they perceived the smell of a burning cable but did not see the fire itself.

A source from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said the fire was not noticed by many users of the airport because when it started, it was quickly put out.

“I was at the terminal but I didn’t hear of it until your enquiry. Many people are going about their activities without being aware of the fire because it did not disrupt anything,” the official said.