The international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos was temporarily shut down in the wee hours of Thursday after the dismembered body of a yet-to-be identified man was found on runway 18R.
A team of officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigeria Police Force were said to have evacuated the corpse from the runway.
As a result of the closure, international flights were prevented from landing and taking off from the terminal.
Meanwhile, an Ethiopian Airlines flight 3907, and a Boeing 77F aircraft with registration number ETAVN was coming from Lome, Togo to Lagos, Nigeria. It, however, made a U-turn to Lome after hovering in the air for a while.
Airport officials said the corpse was suddenly found on Runway 18R during a routine runway inspection by FAAN personnel.
The officials were said to have reported a corpse on the runway around the cargo area.
The spokesperson for FAAN, Mrs. Faithful Avokerie Hope-Ivbaz, could not immediately confirm the incident. According to her, she was yet to be briefed on the development.