Military investigate “bomb scare” at KIA

Kotoka International Airport

 Kotoka International Airport

The Ghana Airports Company says on Tuesday, “an unattended bag” was sighted at the arrival hall of Terminal 3, prompting officials to call in bomb experts

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have begun investigations into alleged bomb scare at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra on Tuesday.

A statement issued by the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) said at around 9pm on 28 December, “an unattended [to] bag was sighted at the arrival hall of Terminal 3” at the international airport.

It added: “The Base Ammunition Depot Unit of the Ghana Armed Forces was immediately brought in to conduct preliminary assessment of the bag and its contents. The bag was subsequently taken away for further investigations, the outcome of which will be made public.”

The GACL has therefore apologised “for the disruption in the arrival facilitation process” when the incident occurred.

The Kotoka International Airport is rated one of the safest airports in the world and is certified as a 3-star airport for facilities, comfort, cleanliness, shopping, food and beverages, staff service and security/immigration.

Below is the full statement: