Flights into Abuja have been temporarily suspended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
A statement by the special Assistant on media to the Minister of Aviation JOE OBI said a Saudi Arabian B Seven Four Seven cargo aircraft landed in Abuja last night and veered off at the maneuvering area of the runway, ran into a maintenance area of the runway and stopped.
The statement added that no casualty was recorded and that efforts are underway to move the air craft away following a preliminary assessment visit by Aviation and other relevant agencies.
He said the suspended of flights into the airport was to facilitate evacuation efforts to clear the runway.
JOE however cautioned that the incident was not a plane crash and that the Federal Ministry of Aviation regrets all inconveniences this must have caused.