The popular Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, the Imo State capital has been gutted by fire destroying property worth millions of naira. Fire Fighters Magazine reporter gathered.
Commuters witness chaos at the busy Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo state, today 8th April 2019.
The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report as men of the Imo state fire service personnel and other emergency responders are currently at the scene trying to put out the fire.
The State Fire Service Director confirmed to our correspondent through a telephone interview that the facility is the first state-government built airport but it was later taken over by the Federal Government and handed over to FAAN to manage, he said.