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FAAN Hints on How a Passenger Died at Abuja Airport

“…the passenger later passed on after frantic efforts made at resuscitating her, including the administration of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)…”

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Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has given a hint on how a passenger passed on at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

FAAN said that at about 0834hours on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, a female (name withheld) passenger, waiting to board a Lagos bound flight from the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was observed having difficulty in breathing at the boarding hall.

According to a statement signed by Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze (Mrs.) Ag General Manager, Corporate Affairs at FAAN the passenger later passed on after frantic efforts made at resuscitating her, including the administration of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) proved abortive in the circumstances.

“Although the Authority has processed millions of passengers through the airport without any such incident over the years, we deeply regret that despite spirited efforts by our medical officials to resuscitate her, she was confirmed dead at about 0906hours, and her remains was subsequently taken to the NAF Medical Centre.

“The Authority uses this opportunity to express our profound condolences to her family and friends on this unfortunate loss and pray that her soul finds rest with the Lord”, the statement reads.

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