The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has uncovered the man who hopped on the wings of an Azman Aircraft, waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
The man said to be a Nigerian, was identified as Mr Usman Adamu and he apparently lives in Iyana Ipaja region of Lagos State.
Breifing writers on Saturday in Kano, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu said the stowaway is right now in care of the Airport Police Command over the incident considered a serious security breach, and furthermore prompted the uncertain suspension of four Aviation Security unit heads.
“The suspect identified as Usman Adamu, a Nigerien in origin and who claimed to reside in Iyana Ipaja, on the 19th of July was reported to have appeared at the domestic end of the taxiway and attempted to gain access to the aircraft while it was taxying to the holding point.
“He was apprehended, detained and is currently with the Airport police command as our investigation progresses.
“The authority considers this incident a serious security breach and an air sight incursion, this is unfortunate and embarrassing.”
We announced earlier that FAAN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, had said in an explanation that the between time General Manager, Anne Enyinnaya-Egbadon, had been detailed to take charge of security at the Lagos airplane terminal.