The Sam Mbakwe Airport in Imo State was the scene of a fire incident which caused extensive damage to the facility’s terminal building, Monday afternoon.
The fire incident which affected parts of the terminal building of the airport, was, however, brought under control by authorities of the fire department stationed within the complex.
No casualty was reported in the incident.
Although, immediate cause of the fire was not ascertained as at the time of this report, the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said it will commence preliminary investigations into the incident.
A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the report, adding, however, that normal service has since resumed at the airport after the intervention of the facility’s fire department.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform passengers and the general public that there was a fire incident that affected some parts of the terminal building of Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri at about 1400hours today.
“The fire was however curtailed swiftly by officers of the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Department of FAAN.
“There was no casualty and normal operations has since commenced at the airport.
“The Authority has commenced preliminary investigations into the cause of the incident,” the statement read.