Categories: Headlines

Flights Disrupted As Protest Rocks Port Harcourt Airport


Flights were grounded at the Port Harcourt International Airport following a protest embarked on by some women from the Ipo community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The protesters all dressed in black blocked the airport roundabout gate which leads into the complex even as they brandished placards with various inscriptions some of which read: ‘What is our offence?’ ‘Over Seven Years of No NEPA Light,’ ‘No single access to mobile network,’ ‘No good access roads within Ipo community,’ among others.

Angry women barricaded the Port Harcourt airport on March 27, 2024.


The situation disrupted flights within the airport for about two to three hours.

A source inside the airport revealed to our correspondent that, “While arrivals weren’t affected, flights couldn’t depart because the passengers were prevented from getting into the airport itself. The disruption lasted till about 8 am after which the gates were opened.”

READ ALSO: CBN Raises Interest Rate To 24.75 Percent

Amid the noise and commotion, the Chairman of the Rivers State Council of traditional rulers, Sergeant Awuse, addressed the women and promised them that he would personally come with the airport management team to see to the improvement and development of their community.

The protest led to a gridlock in the Rivers State capital.


He further requested the airport manager set up a team made up of members of the airport management to join him in the community on Friday.

Afterwards, the protesting women withdrew and opened the gates to the airport.


Ignatius Igwe

An energetic journalist with an amazing sense of responsibility.

Disqus Comments Loading...
Published by
Ignatius Igwe

Recent Posts

Martinez, Lindelof Deal Man Utd Fresh Injury Blow

A series of injuries have decimated Argentine World Cup winner Martinez's season.

9 hours ago

West Ham Dent Tottenham’s Top Four Hopes, Everton Hit Back At Newcastle

Spurs have made a habit of recovering from slow starts to win in recent months,…

10 hours ago

FIRS Apologises To CAN, Christians Over Easter Message

In its Easter message, the FIRS had shared a flier showing a Point of Sale…

10 hours ago

Korda Tries To Stretch Streak At Revamped LPGA Match Play

A field of 96 players will compete at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas as the…

11 hours ago

Police Still Searching For Officers Missing In Delta, Says Force Spokesman

Six police officers were gruesomely murdered in Ohoro Forest, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta…

11 hours ago

Senegalese President: Nigerian Youths Only Interested In Being PAs – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore has faulted the attitude…

12 hours ago