A Saudia Airline from Jeddah, KSA is reportedly being hi-jacked as of this moment in a Philippine tarmac. Local media has been announcing via social media, that Saudia Airlines flight SVA 872 is currently placed ion isolation at the Ninoy Aquino International (NAIA) Runway.
Although no?official statements have been given yet, the police force’ anti-hijacking operatives were seen to arrive in the area. The plane is now situated at Runway 06.
According to ABS-CBN News, initial reports showed that the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Emergency Services Department received an advise from the Manila control tower that the flight was under threat, 20 miles before the jet landed at the airport. MIAA, with the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group, are already at the site, with aircraft on standby.
Officers of the airline are also said to be on standby for any development.
Philippines against terrorism
The Philippines is considered one of the hot spots for terrorism, particularly in the southern part of Mindanao. Its President, Rodrigo Duterte, known in the international media for his foul mouth and strong stance in the country’s war against drugs, has also shared plans on conquering terrorist groups in the country.
Watch this space for updates.