The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed that no fire incident occurred at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday.
Concise News learned that the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu in a statement in Abuja, said there was only an equipment alarm caused by high temperature.
The General Manager explained that the new international terminal was equipped with a fire alarm that considerately responds to high temperature.
According to her, due to the prevailing high temperature in Abuja, the equipment triggered an alarm at the terminal.
Yakubu said the incident was, however, swiftly halted by the in-built fire detection and protection system at the new terminal that triggered automatically.
“The building was designed and built with this protection system.
“The system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent.
“The residue of powder sprayed by the system was seen in the cloud, there was no fire at all.
“The Authority will like to reassure passengers and the public that there is no cause for panic, as the incident has been put under control and our firemen are clearing the remnant of powder after which operations will resume,” she said.