The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday confirmed that unidentified human remains were found on Runway 18R/36L on Thursday, May 19, 2022, during a routine inspection.
Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, made this known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, saying the body was found during a routine inspection.
The statement indicated, “A motorized cleaner, that was cleared to carry out a cleanup and sweeping of the runway discovered the remains at about 0106hours, and escalated the situation to relevant departments.
“As a result, between 0110 and 0343 hours, the runway was temporarily closed to allow for the immediate evacuation of the remains. Flight operations resumed at 0343 hours.
“Investigations are ongoing, and a report will be issued accordingly”.