A fire outbreak has razed a section of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos State, Wednesday morning.

The incident affected the primary gateway section of the airport, halting some operations.

It was gathered that firefighters were swiftly mobilised to contain the inferno while passengers and airport personnel have been evacuated from the affected building.

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The Director Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Federal Airport Authority, Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua confirmed the development in a statement.

He said the swift response and professional efforts of the firefighters from the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) of the airport “have successfully brought the situation under control”.

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“In accordance with our unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of passengers, staff, and all airport users, the Terminal building was promptly evacuated due to the smoke that had permeated some areas of the facility.

“We are pleased to report that the situation is presently under control.

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“FAAN remains committed to her core values of safety, security and comfort”, he added.