Tragedy occurred on Wednesday at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, following the death of a female passenger at the domestic wing of the airport.
The woman simply identified as Mama Tobi was at the boarding area for her flight to Lagos when the unfortunate incident happened.
She reportedly slumped as a result of high blood pressure.
An eye witness, Mr. Felix Ashimole, said the woman died as medical personnel from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) did not respond on time.
He posted on his social media page,“Where is the money they claim was sunk into renovating the airport into world standard? For 13 minutes, no FAAN medical personnel. She died in my hands and few others. A medical doctor on his way to Kano tried but as he finally said, “we lost her.”
“But she would’ve been saved, had FAAN provided basic insulin. She was diabetic. Her sugar went high; She entered coma; No medical attention; She saw the light and moved towards it. We kept calling her, Mama Tobi, Mama Tobi, don’t leave us, wake up, Good morning but saliva trickled down, foams bubbled and I knew she had seen a better place and wouldn’t be coming back!
“FAAN and the entire airline staff on ground were stupidly acting as if è no concern them. They kept announcing boarding and NEVER USED their speaker to ask if there is any medical personnel on ground. Finally they brought an ambulance from their fire fighting department, to take her corpse away! Good night Mummy Tobi. Your country and countrymen, failed you.”
It was learnt that the corpse of the deceased was later taken to the NAF Medical Centre at the airport.