Fire curtailed at Abuja airport


Posted by Sade Williams

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Saturday that a minor incident occurred at the equipment room of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 3:00pm  but was quickly curtailed by the in-built fire detection and protection system at the new terminal that triggered automatically.

A statement signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s spokesperson said, the the building was designed and built with this protection system.

She explained that the system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent, adding that he residue of powder sprayed by the system was seen in the cloud.

“There was no fire at all”, she said.

“The Authority will like to reassure passengers and the general public that there is no cause for panic, as the incident has been put under control and our fire men are clearing the remnant of powder after which operations will resume”, she added.

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