Following yesterdays’ reports about a blast at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, the Minister for Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, has refuted such claims.
“Please note that there was no bomb at MMIA, rather it was an unattended passenger bag. The noise heard was from the equipments used by the AntiBomb Squad,” she tweeted.
“There was an unattended bag left in the E finger of MMIA by a passenger arriving on a flight from the UK. The bag contained personal effects." The unattended bag was said to have belonged to a passenger returning from the UK who forgot it and caused the panic.
The authorities were alerted as precautions needed to be taking in regards to current insecurity situation in the country. The Minister further assured the general public who feared the worst that there was no reason to panic as the situation was under control.
She tweeted saying that “The NCAA will be issuing a statement shortly on the noise heard at MMIA. Again, please note that there was no bomb.”