Thursday, 13 June 2013

News of Plane Crash in Lagos is not true; just scrap aeroplane being transported – NEMA


NEMA said crash rumour is one of the “evils of social media.Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Spokesperson for South-West, has debunked the rumour circulating on social media Thursday morning about a plane crash in Lagos saying the rumour is just one of the “evils of social media,”

Mr. Farinloye noted that it was a scrap aeroplane being evacuated from the airport. He clarified that the aircraft was at Mangoro and not Igando as was being circulated in social media.

“It was just the scrap of an aircraft that was being evacuated from the airport, the federal government had issued a directive that all scrap aircraft be evacuated from all airports, as well as scrap ships from our waterways,” Mr. Farinloye revealed.

Social media was awash with unconfirmed reports of an aircraft crashing at Igando, a Lagos suburb; with a particular tweet saying that the “plane crashed breaking its two wings.”

Mr. Farinloye said that the rumour was “one of the evils of social media.”
“The evacuation is usually done at night to forestall this kind of public misinformation by mischief makers. We were there at 11.20 p.m. yesterday,” he added.

So that's it! No plane crashed in Lagos.


Anonymous said...

Naija can carry rumour sha o

TheBestestOfLife said...

When U see jet been towed by a car, then U kno U r in Nigeria... heheheh