FAAN: No Cause for Panic over Abuja Airport Incident

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Kasim Sumaina in Abuja

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has reassured passengers and the general public that there is no cause for panic, as the minor incident that occurred at the equipment room of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 3:00pm, yesterday, is under control.

FAAN, in a statement through its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Yakubu Henrietta, said: “Our firemen are clearing the remnants of powder after which operations will resume.”

According to Yakubu, the incident was swiftly curtailed by the in-built fire detection and protection system at the new terminal that triggered automatically.

“The building was designed and built with this protection system. The system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent.

“The residue of powder sprayed by the system was seen in the cloud, there was no fire at all.

“The Authority will like to reassure passengers and the general public that there is no cause for panic as FAAN is committed to her core values of safety, security and comfort,” she said.