Saudi-bound plane makes emergency landing in Sokoto as tyres explode mid-air

A Saudi bound Kabo Air plane carrying 400 passengers from Kano made an
emergency landing at the Sir Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto early
today Saturday October 5th.
The Boeing 747 jumbo jet which left Kano on Friday en route to Saudi Arabia had
to divert to Sokoto after several of its tyres exploded immediately after it took off
the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano. All the passengers aboard the airline
have been evacuated from the plane and lodged in a hotel in the ancient city.
(Sahara Reporters)