By Foster Obi
Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has refuted a trending online news that Maiduguri Airport was attacked by Boko Haram.
A press statement by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs titled, “Re: Explosion Rocks Airport, Housing Estate in Northern Nigeria,” clarified the situation.
“With respect to an online report making the rounds that the Maiduguri airport was rocked by a bomb explosion purportedly masterminded by Boko Haram insurgents, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby notify passengers and the general public that there was neither explosion, nor intrusion at the Maiduguri airport.
“The airport was not targeted, and is not under any attack whatsoever,” the statement noted