Herd of cows takeover Akure airport runway, delay plane’s landing

A herd of cows yesterday invaded the runway of the Akure Airport, preventing an Air Peace plane from landing for more than 15 minutes.

Flight P4 7002 from Lagos was preparing to land at about 12.15pm when the pilot sighted the animals on the runway.

The cows had wandered from surrounding fields and bush where they were foraging for grass.

The pilot, Captain Inyang, apparently alerted the control tower which, in turn, passed the information to the security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

The security officials swiftly cleared the animals off the runway to enable the plane land, seven minutes after schedule.

A witness to the drama, Governor Ayodele Fayose of neighbouring Ekiti State, took to the social media to express his disgust at the development.

Writing on his Twitter handle, Fayose said: “Today, while at the Akure Airport to board Air Peace commercial flight to Lagos, I witnessed cows taking over the Airport runway and preventing Aircraft No. 5NBQQ from landing for more than 15 minutes. Thanks to Capt Inyang for saving the lives of the passengers.”

Reacting to the development, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, in a press release yesterday, “apologised to Air Peace Airlines and our esteemed passengers for a runway incursion incident that prevented an Akure airport bound flight from landing for some minutes.

The release signed by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, said the Air Peace flight, which left Lagos for Akure could not land immediately as some cows had strayed into the runway of the airport.

She explained that “however, normalcy was restored quickly, as officers of the aviation security department quickly dispersed the cows from the runway and the aircraft was cleared for landing.

“The Authority will like to assure travellers and the general public that efforts are already ongoing to close the gap that aided this incident,” she said, adding that “FAAN is committed to our core values of safety, security and comfort.”

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  1. Kodak Black Yem says

    When I was going to working place yesterday as some cows were trying to cross the road the Hausa man that we were in motor together now tell the driver that. Driver you no see say baba buhari won pass?

  2. Pwagwadi Joseph says


  3. Prince Victor Ukebho says

    Because we have cow leader President 2019 shall tell Buhari must go.

  4. Christopher Lagos says

    So plane crashing is now the next step, we are watching

  5. Ehis Buggi says

    one of the worsteds nation in the world

  6. Uabor Austine says

    They landed before the airpeace what airline did they use? Cow country.

  7. Uabor Austine says

    When I was going to working place yesterday as some cows were trying to cross the road the Hausa man that we were in motor together now tell the driver that. Driver you no see say baba b won pass? ? I just concluded that this country is truly in the hands of a tairant

  8. Sanj Umar Mohammad says

    The cow will continue to lead till 2023 not even akure. Haters go kill ur self

  9. Orlarwoying Newton D'or says

    So they are buhari’s cow right? You must be out of your senses y’all.. Where are the security of the airport..?

    1. Olaniyi Adewale Ayuba says

      The Fulani’s are they crazy ,to the extends of not knowing this place is an airport,is an airport a grass land.

    2. Orlarwoying Newton D'or says

      They Really crazy.. We all know they are animals.. But where are the security?

    3. Mozeal Biglee Ola says

      Orlarwoying Newton D’or good questions abiii no be enterance dem follow enter?

    4. Orlarwoying Newton D'or says

      Abi o..I tired for our security personnels.. Honestly na God dey protect us

  10. Razak Emoabino says

    All dis high security places shuld av perimeter fences

  11. Kamal Jay says

    its annoyin y should cow now b our problem out of all d problems we av som will use cow to block roads now this wat sought of.m mmmm

  12. Chukwuma Simeon says

    Show me pictures and videos

  13. Prince Loliena Slides says


  14. TSamuel Ochela Sauelm Ochela says

    Good job

  15. Chinonso Basil says

    Who bring them inside airport?

  16. Okeowo Joshua says

    Those cows are going to abuja to visit baba so dem dey wait for plane

  17. Dani Kaz says

    It’s a country govern by cow’s, so we have always expect this, but the cow’s will go out comes 2019. Bunch of failures and empty fools

  18. Abubakar Shehu says

    Continue to fool and kill yourselves by politicising Fulani herds men issue,

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