Cows, Fulani herdsmen take over Owerri Airport runway, plane aborts landing | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Tragedy was averted, yesterday, when a fully-loaded plane of Air Peace had to abort landing at Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, when the pilot discovered that the runway had been invaded by cows and Fulani herdsmen.


A passenger aboard the flight, Mr. Richard Akinnola, who narrated the incident to newsmen said the pilot was forced to hover around the airport until the runway was cleared by the airport security.

The panic-stricken passengers, who initially thought the pilot deliberately aborted landing, applauded him on being told that a major disaster had been averted as the landing runway had been taken over by cattle. This is not the first time a major airport runway was invaded by cows.

The Port Harcourt International Airport runway was sometime ago invaded by cows and an approaching Air France plane collided with some of the cows. The expertise of the pilot saved what would have been a tragic incident as the plane was only slightly damaged with passengers suffering shock.

The Federal Government was saddled with the burden of repairing the damaged plane.

When contacted on phone on the incident, the acting General Manager, Public Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mrs Henrrietta Yakubu, said she had not been briefed and promised to get back to Vanguard. Efforts to get the reaction of the Public Relations Manager of Air Peace proved abortive.

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  1. ...na the change be that.
    Sai Baba!
    Sai Rochas!
    Sai Tinubu!
    Chanji dole!

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  2. O goodness, what can we call this! It beats all imaginations. Where were the Security men and the entire management of the Airport? This is totally absurd and can only happen in Nigeria. What a change!

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  3. Dividend of CHANGE. Impunity and tolerance of FULANI HERDSMEN, what do you expect when a Fulani man is a president, they will continue to defecate on your plate

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  4. This is bad! These herdsmen are taking this mess to far, Buhari must take decisive action.

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  5. Roggers Okorocha is the head of the HERDSMEN so no problems even if people die it doesn't matter na change Tinz! God help Naija

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  6. Lawless country with lawless society that has no value for life! Shame

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  7. Owerri Imo state where rochas has turned into a cattle ranch wait till he turns all of you to cattles
    Sai rochas
    Sai buhari
    Sai Oye gu
    APC all progress council

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