Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the stolen aircraft claims at the Lagos airport.
It had been reported of two Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the airport.
Sanusi, who stated that the processes of moving an aircraft are quite tedious and nowhere in the world is it possible to successful steal an airplane, said the claim was false.
“How in the world do you think its is possible to just steal an airplane without record. It is quite disheartening how Nigerians tend to believe anything that is reported in the media, even if it is false news. I repeat, no one can steal a airplane at a commercial airport”
In another development, there was pandemonium in some parts of Abuja yesterday as some military jets embarked on maneuvers mistaken for trouble by residents.
But the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a statement signed by Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said:
“Consequently, there will be movement of NAF aircraft within the Federal Capital Territory from now till October 2, 2018 as fighter aircraft would be flying at low level to carry out aerial display as part of the activities to mark Nigeria’s 58th anniversary celebration.
“Members of the public are advised not to panic but to go about their normal businesses.”