Air Peace resumes flights to Kaduna

Air Peace resumes flights to Kaduna
Air Peace resumes flights to Kaduna
Air Peace on Monday resumed flights to Kaduna, pledging to continue observing high operational standards to ensure the safety of lives. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the airline had, on Oct. 21, suspended flights to Kaduna following the 24-hour curfew imposed by the Kaduna State Government to address security threats. Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, said that the airline restored the flights based on the state government’s assurances that the security situation had improved. Iwarah empathised with members of the flying public affected by the suspension and thanked them for the cooperation and understanding. He said that the carrier had a reputation for grounding its aircraft for technical and weather challenges because of the premium it placed on lives. “We are reputed for running a very strict safety and maintenance programme and have sustained this in the four years of our flight operations. “We quite understand that aircraft are machines and can malfunction without warning. Besides, the weather is a recurring issue in aviation all over the world,” he said. Enugu auto crash claims 9 lives. No fewer than nine persons were confirmed dead, while 12 persons sustained injuries in an auto crash on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Enugu, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday. Amaraizu noted that the incident happened on Sunday evening at 8 p.m., on the Awgu Local Government Area axis, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. “The incident occurred when an articulated vehicle conveying a caterpillar and a 508 mini-bus had a head-on collision. “The passengers of the mini-bus were believed to be worshipers,’’ he said. Amaraizu said that the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at mortuary of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu. According to him, the 12 persons critically injured had been rushed to the UNTH for medical attention.

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