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Missing aircraft’ not in Nigeria’s airspace – NAMA

Ikeja – The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) said on Tuesday that the four-seater light aircraft that allegedly got `missing’ was not in the country’s airspace.

Mr Ibrahim Abdulsalam, the Managing Director of NAMA, told newsmen in Lagos that the incident was not within the jurisdiction of the agency.

He noted that the aircraft had been handed over to the Cameroon airspace authority before the incident occurred within their airspace.

“It did not occur within the Nigerian airspace, so there is nothing we can do about it.

“We have handed over the aircraft to the Cameroon airspace,” he explained.

The aircraft was learnt to be owned by a U.S. company, Global Aviation.

It took off from Kano airport at about 6 p.m. on Monday (June 23) en route Libreville in Gabon.

The aircraft was scheduled to arrive at 11 p.m. same day, after a stop-over in Douala, Cameroon. (NAN)


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