Breaking: Fire outbreak reported at Lagos airport

A fire outbreak has again, been reported at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

The fire outbreak according to information gathered which happened from the avio bridge E-54 within the terminal Monday morning, at 11:30am led a thick smoke enveloping the area.

Prior to the latest, the airport in the last six, months had recorded fire outbreak for more than six times.

The menace has been attributed to weak underground cables installed at the airport over tree decades ago when the airport was newly constructed.

But for the prompt response from the fire men of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the terminal building would have been engulfed in fire.

As at the time of filing this report, the actual cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

But in her reaction, the acting general manager, corporate affairs in FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.), the fire outbreak was traced to a spark.

“The Management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that power has been restored shortly after the spark that happened at the Finger Main Distribution Board at the E-Finger of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

“A spark occurred at the E-Finger of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, at about 11.30am on October 27, 2016 Nigerian time.

“However, the engineers successfully corrected all defaults and normalcy was restored at affected areas.”

She however, assured airport users of safety and security at the airports even as she apologised to “passengers, airlines and the general public for the inconvenience caused by this interruption.”