#EndSARS: Flights Grounded, As Hoodlums Dig Crater On Akure Airport

Flight operations were completely grounded in Akure Airport, Ondo State, following the discovery of a crater dug on the runway of the airport.

This came as ten suspected looters in Ondo State have been arrested by police detectives, who used the EndSARS protest to break into people’s shops and offices.

This came as the Executive Secretary of the Osun Health Insurance Scheme, OHIS, Dr. Samuel Oginni, yesterday, disclosed that hoodlums looted and vandalised N120million worth of drugs and equipment belonging to the agency.

Similarly, the Ekiti State government, yesterday, hinted that the Judicial Panel of Inquiry, set up to investigate cases of police brutalities and rights abuses in the state, would commence sitting on November 2, 2020.

Hoodlums dig crater on runway.

The crater was allegedly dug on the runway by some suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest in the state.

Officials of the Airport Authority reportedly discovered the crater in the night and alerted the management who thereafter halted flight operations.

Management of the airport was forced to shut the airports thereby preventing flight from either taking off or landing in the airport.

Vanguard gathered that the sudden development in the airport made travelling by air through the Akure Airports impossible.

An airport source told newsmen that: “The hole was discovered during the early Monday check by the security of the airport.

“We are yet to know those behind it. I think the intention of the miscreants was to cause plane crash in the airport.

“The security operatives have been invited to see the place. The government has to deploy the security agents to the airport so as not to allow the miscreants cause havoc there.”

When contacted, spokesperson of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said that the cracks were discovered on the runway during the routine checks on Monday morning.

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