Top Nigerian Aviation Official Describes Rumours Of Lagos Airport Explosion As A Hoax

MMIA
By SaharaReporters, New York

A luggage abandoned by a British Airways passenger triggered panic at the International wing of the Murtala International Airport in Lagos according to Nigerian civil aviation officials.

Soon as the police anti-bomb unit was called to handle the luggage, rumor circulated in Nigeria that the airport had been hit with a bomb explosion.

However,a statement released by  Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to Saharareporters stated there was no explosion of any kind. He stated that airport security officials only took precautionary measures in handling the luggage according to international procedures.

Full Text of Press Release:
No Bomb Blast at MMIA. It was an  abandoned carry on baggage/ hand bag with the British Airways tag with pax name Salami A. Atolagbe-Aro was discovered at E - Arr frontage 1948hrs. The Bag was thereafter diffused by three men from Police Bomb Disposal Unit at about 2058hrs. The contents of the bag was taken and were personal effects and currently in the custody of FAAN Aviation Security Crime Investigation Bureau( CIB). BA has confirmed that the pax actua[Receiving Text]ard procedure. They placed the bag under surveillance and went ahead to  open it and thus  creating the sound. No Bomb explosion.

Signed- Dr H. O Demuren

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We thank the Almighty for His guidance and prttecoion so far. For those who loose there lives during the struggle, may their souls rest in perfect peace. For Fani Kayode, let him stop looking for cheap popularity. The PDP has used and dumped you. QED.Going forward, efforts should be geard toward success in the following areas; (1)Security, (2)Turn around maintanace of our refinaries to work to full capacity, (3) Cut down of wasteful government spendings, (4) And most imprtantaly, the unity exhibited by Nigerians during the crisis should be highly maintained.

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May Allah God protecting our belove country Nigeria from undesirable element.

At yakson

Bro I luv your comment.........my problem wit saharareports is that they are anti Muslims all their comments are always against Islam.boko haram is not Islam, Islam never support the killing of innocent soul.

@Timi..totally on point! @

@Timi..totally on point! @ Nagodi, u sound like a firm supporter of d Boko Haram movement! Hoe come it is unfair to detain n torture pple who has killed thousandsd of nnocent pple in d most crude ways possible? U sound lke dey have divine rights of kings whilst
d rest of d World doesn't.

why this boko haram is so madness?

your right.but i dont think yoruba is fit for the war

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It better be a hoax

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Bomb blast in lagos Airport

Create war bw yoruba and hausa abi? Why re u sentimental? Why do hate hausas? Who told u boko haram are hausas? Why cnt u blame d british media dat release d suspecion? How do they knw if they are nt part of it? Boko haram is beynd wat u think. Dis is hw it all started in north. Nw lagos is there target cos they wnt 2 create civil war in nig. So d Americn perceptn of 2015 division ll com true. Be wise and pray hard. Dnt just com and blem hausas, they are innocent and also d victims. Most of boko haram members are chadian and niger.

ethnicity

How will Nigeria move forward if we keep pointing fingers?...When something happens,we blame Christians or Muslims.Either that or we blame ethnic tribes..This kind of attitude must stop

@ saad whatever

Saad! "PURE YORUBA BOAST" you said? Like I have told you times without number, let boko do and you will see and to be honest with you, I sincerely hope it does, then we will see. And talking of boast, didn't your sarduna talked of ruling naija forever what has become of this boast?! I see someone or event has left you with a bad taste in your mouth . Mr saad concerning the situation in the north, I have bad news for you, I see no relief, at least not in the foreseeable future. Accept my sympathy!

@Timi..totally on point! @

@Timi..totally on point! @ Nagodi, u sound like a firm supporter of d Boko Haram movement! Hoe come it is unfair to detain n torture pple who has killed thousandsd of nnocent pple in d most crude ways possible? U sound lke dey have divine rights of kings whilst
d rest of d World doesn't.

I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU

"The yorubas should know that no sane hausaman will bomb lagos or ant part of southern nigeria. They are just haters of peace. God forbid!"
I have news for you: Boko Haram is not sane!

The Blame Game

Why did the british government combined the several tribes and religions together to create one country? Most Igbos are christians, half of Yorubas are muslims (Lagos, Oyo) half Christians (Ogun, etc) and most Hausas are muslims, middle belt is a heterogeneous mixture (some with no religion too). Why not divide it in a correct manner? Christians and muslims not united (religional hate), among the same religions Muslim yorubas and Muslim Hausas not united, Christian Igbos and Kaduna Christians not united (regional). Why are we blaming ourselves? I think we should blame our past and present leaders so our children can blame us for our racism too. Poor people in a rich and abundant resources available because of selfish leaders and unpatriotism we wants to write another History Textbook for Foreigners to study.

PRAY, DONT BOAST!

"The yorubas should know that no sane hausaman will bomb lagos or ant part of southern nigeria. They are just haters of peace. God forbid!"

NO ONE SHOULD BE UNDER ANY ILLUSIONS, THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHAT BOKO HARAM CAN DO. IF THEY CAN BOMB CHURCHES, MOSQUES, NEWSPAPER HOUSES ETC WHAT STOPS THEM FROM BOMBING THE SOUTH? PEOPLE SHOULD PREPARE FOR ANY EVENTUALITY NOT ENGAGE IN CHARACTERISTIC YORUBA BOAST. FOR THE SAKE OF COMMON SENSE, WHAT WILL LAGOSIANS DO IF LAGOS IS BOMBED BY BOKO HARAM? EVERY NEGATIVE REACTION FROM THAT WILL SIMPLY WALK INTO BOKO HARAM TRAP AND ACHIEVE THEIR AIM OF DIVIDING THE COUNTRY.

WE SHOOULD ALL PRAY THAT JONATHAN WILL NOT MAKE ANY PROVOCATIVE UTTERANCE THAT WILL PUSH BOKO HARAM TO ATTACK LAGOS OR ANY PART OF THE SOUTH. THE RECENT MOVE BY THE GOVT TO SET UP A TORTURE AND DETENTION CENTER SPECIFICALLY FOR BOKO HARAM DETAINEES IS JUST ONE IN A NUMBER OF CALLOUS MOVES BY THIS CLUELESS GOVT.

The yorubas should know that

The yorubas should know that no sane hausaman will bomb lagos or ant part of southern nigeria. They are just haters of peace. God forbid!

calling for a probe of #daily mail of london

The #Daily Mail of London ran a story of a bomb explosion at the Lagos Airport on their online website, and after some few minutes, pulled the story down.? Through what means did they get the story which never happened from? Or where they expecting Lagos airport to be bombed at that time? Who is feeding them news? This unanswered questions come from a shocking publication by the Daily mail tonight of a bomb explosion at the ikeja airport.. This publication which circulated through the online social media, caused panic for nigerians leaving in Lagos. This act of negligence and un professionalism should be probed by the Nigerian government and agencies involved in security matters.. They must be in contact with members of the sect and must have paid to get an exclusive "Breaking news" for a bomb explosion that never happened... MR President wake up!!

The initial link..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-148500/Blast-rips-Lagos-airport......

ok

If Boko Haram take their madness to lagos,they would have started war between Yoruba and Hausa .

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