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FAAN confirms death of female passenger at Abuja airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says, a female passenger waiting to board a flight at the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja slumped and died Wednesday at 0834 hours.

According to a statement, the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs FAAN, Mrs. Faithful Hope-Ivbaze says, it was observed that the passenger had difficulty breathing at the boarding hall, and frantic efforts were made at resuscitating her, including the administration of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) proved abortive in the circumstances.

She adds that, despite spirited efforts by their medical officials to resuscitate her, she was confirmed dead at about 0906hours, and her remains were subsequently taken to the NAF Medical Centre.

“Although the Authority has processed millions of passengers through the airport without any such incident over the years”.

“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”.

Reporting by Nosa Aituamen, editing by Daniel Adejo.