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New Abuja terminal in-built protection system forestalls incident

A minor incident occurred at the equipment room of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja but was detected by the in-built fire detection and protection system of the terminal and swiftly handled.

Confirming the incident, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in a statement said at the incident happened about 3:00pm today but the building was designed so that the automatic system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent.

FAAN explained that it was residue from powder sprayed by the system that was was seen as there was no fire at all.

In a statement released and signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, “FAAN hereby notifies the general public of a minor incident that occurred at the equipment room of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 3:00pm today.

“The incident was however swiftly curtailed by the in-built fire detection and protection system at the new terminal that triggered automatically.

The building was designed and built with this protection system. The system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent. The residue of powder sprayed by the system was seen in the cloud, there was no fire at all.

FAAN reassured passengers and the general public that there was no cause for panic, as the incident has been put under control and its fire men have cleared the remnant of powder after which operations will resume.

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