New Abuja Airport Terminal Resumes Flight Operations After Fire Scare
The new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Source: Twitter/Bashir Ahmed

Flight operations have resumed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja new terminal hours after fire scare on Saturday, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced.

The Regional General Manager of FAAN, North Central, Sani Mahmud, told News Agency of Nigeria that normalcy had since returned to the terminal.

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Mahmud said that Turkish Airlines’ Abuja-Istanbul flight TK064 had commenced checking in as at 9pm.

“This is to inform you that THY FLT TK064 en route ABV-IST has commenced checking in processes in the NITZ and everything has been hitch-free,” he said.

There was panic earlier at the terminal when smoke emerged from a section of the facility leading to suspension of operations at the terminal.

FAAN later disclosed that there was no fire outbreak, explaining that the incident was as a result of the system that came up when it sensed high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent.

FAAN further explained that the residue of powder sprayed by the system was what was seen in the cloud as smoke.