FAAN reacts to fire outbreak at Imo state airport

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A fire outbreak on Monday destroyed part of the terminal building of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo state.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday

She said the fire started at about 2pm and affected some parts of the terminal building of the airport.

“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform passengers and the general public that there was a fire incident that affected some parts of the terminal building of Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri at about 1400hours today”, she said.

She explained that the fire was quickly curtailed by officers of the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Department of FAAN.

“There was no casualty and normal operations has since resumed at the airport”.
Mrs Yakubu said noted authorities have commenced preliminary investigations into the cause of the incident.

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