NEMA has released a statement clearing speculations earlier circulated that there was a plane crash in Oworonsoki Lagoon area of Lagos State.
According to NEMA, they were only conducting an air crash simulation exercise in the area. The exercise was to test run the level of preparedness and response abilities of responding agencies in actual distress alert/incident in a difficult terrain.
The exercise involved deployment of four helicopters from Nigerian Navy, Air force along with response boats from Navy, NIMASA and NIWA.
This included employing fire fighting preparedness of Navy fire boat, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Army, Air Force, Police, NSCDC, DSS, FRSC, Immigration, Customs, NAMA and other agencies at the state level which included LASEMA, State Fire service, LASTMA and many others.
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