There was confusion at the Arrival Hall of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport on Monday, as a passenger slumped and died.
According to eyewitnesses, the passenger slumped in front of the Port Health Services office, while waiting to collect his vaccination card, usually known as Yellow Card.
His body was immediately covered with an orange-coloured cloth and left unattended. However, the area was barricaded to forestall people coming there, as people were redirected to pass other routes.
Consequently, many staff and passengers fled the scene following the man’s collapse, as they feared he was infected with the deadly Ebola Virus Disease…
According to Punch, the man was supposed to fly to Ghana for medical check-up but suddenly collapsed at the airport and died.
It was also gathered that the passenger, who was of middle age, may be of Ibo origin. A lady that was seen accompanying him before his sudden death was seen making calls to their relatives in Igbo language, telling them what happened.
The incident, which happened at the arrival floor, set fear in the spine of passengers and other airport officials that witnessed what happened.
The female relative of the dead man, who was crying, was quoted as saying, “Ceekay, please get up; Ceekay, please get up”.