24th May, 2022
A passenger jet has caused heavy traffic when being towed down a busy motorway in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos.
The plane was spotted by multiple eyewitnesses on Ikeja highway.
Videos and images of the chaos were shared on social media, with some eyewitnesses claiming the plane had “crashed”.
Mac Henry wrote: “I just saw a plane crash around Ikeja along.”
Another, Adedayo (@lollydeee) wrote: “There’s a plane on Ikeja along”.
Ms Petite (@Un_botherd) added: “I don’t know what happened but I saw the plane on my way home this evening around 7:30 pm.
“It is at Ikeja Along inside the FAAN territory”.
However, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria rebutted the report.
In a statement, FAAN said: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria would like to inform the general public to disregard the news making the rounds on social media about an alleged crash at Ikeja Airport.
“The aircraft was sold by the owner to a buyer, who was taking it to its final destination”, the agency said in a Facebook post.