Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, on Tuesday, disclosed that the small aircraft alleged to be missing is not in the Nigerian airspace.
Abdulsalam, addressing aviation correspondents in Lagos, said the four-seater light aircraft had been handed over to the Cameroon airspace authority before the incident.
He stressed that the plane was no more in Nigeria’s territory, noting that there’s nothing Nigeria could do about the issue.
“It did not occur within the Nigerian airspace, so there is nothing we can do about it. We have handed over the aircraft to the Cameroon airspace,” he pointed out.
The light aircraft, owned by a US company, Global Aviation, was due to arrive Libreville in Gabon at 11pm on Monday from Nigeria, where it took off from Kano airport at about 6pm same day, after a stop-over in Douala, Cameroon.