Cows invasion of runway: FAAN suspends Akure airport officials


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has suspended the airport manager along with the head of security at the Akure Airport, Ondo State, after cows strayed onto the airport runway, disrupting flight operations.

The airport runway was last week overrun by cows which disrupted the landing of an Air Peace flight.

The cows strayed onto the runway at the time the flight coming from Lagos was about landing, and the plane was delayed from landing for several minutes before the runway was finally cleared.

The General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, had immediately after the incident apologised to Air Peace and the passengers.

On Monday, Yakubu confirmed that the airport manager and head of airport security had been queried and suspended.

She added that measures have been put in place to forestall the recurrence of such an unpleasant incident.

She assured members of the public that the authorities have beefed up security at the various airports around the country.