A press statement by the Federal Airport of Nigeria (FAAN), stated that the inferno was as a result of activities of welders working on the construction site.
The inferno lasted for about 15 minutes and this led to an evacuation of the entire airport.
According to FAAN, “The fire was immediately brought under control following the prompt intervention of the Fire Service attached to the airport.”
It also stated that “There was no form of causalities.”
The incident caused the switching off, power supply at the airport, which was later restored.