Maiduguri explosion: FAAN denies attack on airport - PUNCH
BY Noah Banjo
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has denied reports that an explosion in Maiduguri city had affected the international airport.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that multiple explosions rocked some communities in Maiduguri early Saturday morning.
According to a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN stated that the airport was not under any type of attack and neither was there an explosion that affected it.
The statement reads in part, “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby wishes to notify passengers and the general public that there was neither an explosion nor intrusion at the Maiduguri airport.
“The airport was not targeted, and is not under any attack whatsoever”.
The PUNCH had confirmed that the said explosion affected the One Thousand Housing Estate near Hajj Transit Camp where repentant Boko Haram insurgents are being housed.
There had been no reports from security agencies regarding the explosion at the time of filing this report.