The threat of a bomb on an early morning Air Peace flight from Abuja to Lagos has been confirmed to be false.
The passenger that raised the alarm is said to have a history of mental illness and is currently with the security agencies and medical experts for assessment, said the General Manager, Corporate Affairs FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs).
Mrs. Yakubu, who made the confirmation in a statement on Wednesday, reassured passengers and all airport users that the airports are safe and secure, urging them to carry on their lawful activities without any fear.
According to her, “Following the false information, officers of FAAN’s aviation security swiftly evacuated passengers, crew and cargo on board the flight and a bomb squad immediately conducted a thorough check on the aircraft and baggage, which confirmed the information to be false.
“Aftermath of the due diligence test carried out on the aircraft, a fresh boarding call has been made and passengers have boarded the flight for take-off to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos”, she added.