The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has dismissed reports that an explosion rocked the Maiduguri airport in Borno State.
In a statement issued on Saturday, The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, said the information was false as there was neither an explosion nor any attack at the airport.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby wishes to notify passengers and the general public that there was neither an explosion nor intrusion at the Maiduguri airport,” the statement read in part.
The airport was not targeted, and is not under any attack whatsoever”.
FAAN, therefore, assured air travellers that it remains committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort.
Maiduguri city, the capital of Borno State was early morning woke up by multiple heavy explosions that destroyed property worth millions of naira and left few residents injured including an infant in 1000 Housing Estate area of the capital city.
However, they are no serious casualties and normalcy has returned to the city with people going about their businesses immediately after the sanitation period 10AM. You can go round and see for your self,” the military officer said.