FAAN To Hold Accident Simulation Exercise Today

FAANThe Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will hold a simulation exercise today to demonstrate its readiness for any aircraft emergency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

This exercise will be done in collaboration with other parties in the industry including the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), security agencies and the Lagos State Fire Services, and some government hospitals.

The simulation exercise is carried out every two years according to global standards to test the competence of the personnel in case of real emergencies.

The Authority assured Nigerians and international community, especially airport users, that the exercise would not hamper flight operations neither or affect airline schedules.

They also advised that persons within the airport should not panic when they notice unusual movement of airport operational and security staff during the period.


Police Discover Bomb In Kano

bombWhat may have resulted in another tragedy in Kano, northwest Nigeria, was today averted after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was discovered this afternoon in a mosque in the city.

Addressing a news conference on the incident on Friday, the Police Commissioner in Kano, Mr Aderenle Shinaba, saaid the IEDs was concealed in a Volkswagen car parked beside the mosque.

Mr Shinaba says although no arrest has been made, all the IEDs in the vehicle were successfully defused

This comes about a week after the attack on the Kano State School of Hygiene that killed eight people.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but similar attacks have been carried out in the past by a terrorist group Boko Haram.

Activities of the group are more in Nigeria’s northeast, a development that resulted to the declaration of State of Emergency Rule in three states in the region.