The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has indicated interest in taking a strong action against the Turkish Airlines after the Middle East outfit abandoned 22 Nigerian pupils, students and instructors of Glisten International College, Abuja at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul earlier in the week.

The students, who were between 11 and 15 years old, and their instructors were forced to sleep in the resting area of the airport with only blankets. They were also compelled to pay $40 each, which amounted to $880, before they could access the resting area of the airport.


A source close to the school informed Saharareporters on Friday that officials of the NCAA had visited the school in the federal capital on Thursday for a “fact-finding mission”.


“The proprietor told the NCAA officials of the hardships the students endured in the Turkish capital, showing photographs taken at the airport when they slept at the terminal,” the source said, adding: “A child of the proprietor was among the abandoned students at the airport.”

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