Fire today gutted a section of the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport Owerri.
The cause of the inferno which destroyed the arrival lounge of the airport is yet to be determined as at the time of filing this report.
Eye witnesses told Radio Nigeria that the fire forced staff and passengers to scamper for safety.
In a statement on Monday by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu confirmed the incident.
“ The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform passengers and the general public that there was a fire incident that affected some parts of the terminal building of Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri at about 1400hours today”. she stated.
Mrs Yakubu said there was no casualty and normal operations has since resumed at the airport while the authority has commenced preliminary investigations into the cause of the incident.