In Lagos Dana denies reports of attempted bombing on its aircraft

The denial was made by the airline’s Communication Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

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The management of Dana Air has denied rumours of an attempted bomb attack on one of its aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

The denial was made by the airline’s Communication Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Vanguard reports.

“Nothing spectacular happened. They were about four of them, one of them was on a wheel chair and we learnt they had a road accident and they were trying to fly to Abuja for treatment," he said.

“One of them had some bullets on him. Our security men saw it and send them to FAAN and NCAA to do a proper documentation before they could board.

“They were supposed to fly from Lagos to Abuja by 1:30pm but because of the situation on ground and in a bid to do a proper documentation of the bullets, we delayed them till 3:30pm when they finally left Lagos for Abuja.

“We even had to write a report to that effect to FAAN and NCAA. We learnt that the other security men that had guns with them had already travelled but not with our aircraft.

“There was no bomb scare at all. When we told them that they should go and do a proper documentation of the bullets, they did not argue with us, they just went straight away to do it. There was no tension at all,” he added.

Ezenwa also reportedly said that the passengers in question were security aides of Former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku.

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