The incident happened on Monday, February 27, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) which added that this incident forced the pilot to abort the flight which was on its way to Abuja, the country’s capital.
The report quoted the spokesperson of the airline, Christian Iwarah, as confirming the incident and adding that there was no serious damage to the aircraft and no passenger was injured.
“The incident happened around 11a.m. as the aircraft was about to take off. The pilot immediately turned around and the passengers were disembarked.
“Another aircraft was provided for them and I can confirm to you that they arrived in Abuja safely a few hours ago,” he reportedly said.
The general manager in charge of public relations at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Sam Adurogboye, said he could not confirm if the incident had been filed with the regulatory authority, but added that the pilot acted according to the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.