Friday , 1 July 2022
Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja

Female passenger passes on at Abuja Airport following medical emergency

A female passenger on Wednesday passed on at the boarding hall of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja while waiting to board a flight to Lagos.


According to reports she was having difficulty breathing and all efforts by medics to resuscitate her proved abortive.


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in a statement signed by Ag General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze

(Mrs.) extended condolences to the family of the deceased.


Her statement read, “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria regrets to inform the general public that at about 0834hours on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, a female passenger, waiting to board a Lagos bound flight from the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was observed having difficulty in breathing at the boarding hall, but later passed on after frantic efforts made at resuscitating her, including the administration of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) proved abortive in the circumstances.


“Although the Authority has processed millions of passengers through the airport without any such incident over the years, we deeply regret that despite spirited efforts by our medical officials to resuscitate her, she was confirmed dead at about 0906hours, and her remains was subsequently taken to the NAF Medical Centre.


“The Authority uses this opportunity to express our profound condolences to her family and friends on this unfortunate loss and pray that her soul finds rest with the Lord.”



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