Passengers Stranded As British Airways Cancels London-Abuja Flight Over Threats of Terrorists Attack
Passengers affected have been stranded following the choice of British Airways to cancelled its London-Abuja flight
According to information obtained by our supply, British Airways has canceled the flight that was scheduled to land in Abuja within the early hours of Saturday.
Passengers affected by the cancellation and diversion lamented that there was no ample discover, in keeping with Daily Trust
Though BA didn’t present any cause for the choice, the diversion of the flight may not be unconnected with the fear alert in Abuja, with a number of overseas missions issuing journey warnings to their residents.
Despite allaying of fears by the federal authorities, foreigners have been reportedly leaving the nation in droves, whereas a significant mall in Nigeria’s capital shut down on Thursday.
Daily Trust learnt that after BA introduced Abuja-bound passengers to Lagos on Thursday, the passengers, principally Nigerians, refused to disembark, and insisted on the flight terminating in Abuja.
One of the passengers who wrote in a WhatsApp group mentioned, “When they refused and insisted on the flight terminating in Abuja as contracted, the crew threatened to launch tear fuel on the principally Nigerian passengers proper within the aircraft!
“They had been telling folks on board since they boarded final night time, Abuja. Why should you go to that place! After an uproarious session and an hour on floor, the aircraft lastly took off and arrived in Abuja round 11am.
“There is a lot of mischief afoot on this terror attack warning and it smells like we need to talk less and pull out antennae to their highest gain heights. This is not just a terror warning; there is more schemes and actions of enemies within and without.”
But findings by our correspondent confirmed that the Abuja-bound flight which was alleged to depart London by 10 p.m and arrive by 4:40 a.m on Saturday has been cancelled.
This was additionally proven on the flight radar, which indicated that the Abuja-bound flights for Friday and Saturday had been cancelled.
But the return flight from Abuja to London departed usually, it was learnt.
There was no official assertion from the British Airways on the time of submitting this report.