No bomb scare at Hajj Terminal, says FAAN

Engr. Dunoma, MD FAAN

There was pandemonium at the Hajj and Cargo Terminal, Muritala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja yesterday morning as the intending pilgrims ran for safety as a rumour of bomb scare engulfed the sky in the terminal.
But the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian (FAAN) had denied the rumour as untrue.
According to a release by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, “At about 9.30 am, an unattended bag was noticed at the Hajj and Cargo terminal, after the departure of the 4th flight for the intending pilgrims.The Chief Security Officer of the Federal Airports Authority, Hajj and Cargo Terminal as well as the Bomb Disposal Unit were contacted and began the process of finding out the owner and the content of the bag.
“No one claimed ownership of the bag, so the decision to blow up the using an explosive device was made , which in turn caused some panic amongss the second batch of intending pilgrims waiting.
“After detonation, it was discovered that the bag contained some copies of an islamic guide; meant for pilgrims to guide them with regards to their journey.
“The Authority would like to ensure the general public that there was no bomb and the Hajj and Cargo Terminal is safe, secure for flight operations.”
The GM advised paggengers to be cautious of their belonging and ensure that all properties are securely kept.

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