The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has described as false, report of a bomb scare on an Air Peace aircraft, that took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja en route Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
FAAN’s spokesperson, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said the passenger that raised the alarm is said to have a history of mental illness and is presently with security agencies and medical experts for assessment.
Mrs. Yakubu said following the false information, FAAN aviation security personnel swiftly evacuated passengers, crew and cargo on board the aircraft and the bomb squad immediately conducted a thorough check on the aircraft and baggage.
The check, she said, confirmed that there was no bomb on the aircraft.
After due diligence test was carried out on the aircraft, there was a fresh boarding call.
She said: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria will like to re-assure passengers and all airport users that our airports are safe and secure. They should carry on their lawful activities without any fear.”