One of the airline’s officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “In order not to risk the lives of people, we decided to cancel the flight, but hopefully, we shall board tomorrow, some of the passengers have agreed to wait till tomorrow.”
The official added that the airline’s management directed that the flight should be rescheduled for the next flight to Yola by 3:30 p.m. or make a refund to any passenger who requested for it.
Muhammed Abani, the airline’s Station Manager, declined to respond when pressed for comment.
Abani simply said “office policy will not allow me to say anything.”
It was gathered that each passenger paid N22,000 for the ticket.
Some passengers expressed disappointment and frustration over the cancellation of the flight while others shouted at the officials who tried to calm them.
Mr Moses Olanrewaju and Adamu Mohammed, two of the passengers, said they preferred to get a refund and board a vehicle than to take a risk of entering a faulty aircraft; even after the repairs.