FAAN confirms fire outbreak at Abuja airport

A portion of the new terminal building of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja caught fire yesterday coming a few days after a similar incident happened at Enugu airport.

Confirming the incident, the image maker of the  Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said the fire occurred at the equipment room of the new terminal.

Her words: “FAAN hereby notifies the general public of a minor incident that occurred at the equipment room of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 3:00 pm today.

“The incident was however 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.

Yakubu on behalf of FAAN reassured passengers and the general public that there was no cause for panic, as the incident has been put under control and “our firemen are clearing the remnant of powder after which operations will resume.”

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