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FAAN diverts flights in Lagos airport after fire incident 

No more flight delays, cancellations after runway reopening – FAAN
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has diverted all flights operations in terminal 1 of Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos to D Wing after fire incident occurred at the airport terminal.
BusinessDay learnt that at 5.39am on Thursday, smoke was detected billowing from the E54 bridge leading and electrical engineers to immediately cut off power to the entire E wing.
FAAN who confirmed the incident stated that the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services (ARFFS), were quick to respond arriving at the scene.
“Initial suspicions point to sparks from an electrical unit as the cause but a thorough investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire,” FAAN stated.
BusinessDay learnt that the incident which had escalated into a fire was brought under control by 6.41am.
“Efforts to ventilate the smile from the building are in progress,” FAAN stated.
In the meantime, all flights operations in terminal 1 of MMA has been to the D Wing.