Ikeja – The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Monday that the Dec. 2 attack in some parts of Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram members did not affect the Maiduguri International Airport.
Mr Yakubu Dati, the Authority’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, said this in a telephone interview in Lagos.
He said that the attack only affected some areas around the vicinity of the airport.
“There was no bombing at the Maiduguri Airport, but it only happened around the airport vicinity.
“The airport has been closed for flights, and relevant security situation are on the ground to take full charge,” the Dati said.
In his own response to the attack, the Managing Director of Med-View Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, said that the insecurity in Maiduguri did not affect his airline operations.
“We fly into Yola from Abuja and Lagos. Our flight is to Yola from Abuja and Lagos. We do not operate flights into Maiduguri Airport,” Bankole said. (NAN)