FAAN Suspends Four Heads Of Aviation Security Over Stowaway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Friday suspended indefinitely, Aviation Security unit heads.

A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, replacements of the affected officers have been detailed in the interim.

The statement said the decision is to allow investigations into the incident of an airside incursion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos on Friday.

A man was earlier sighted trying to climb into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers en-route Port Harcourt.

According to the statement, “Following the unfortunate airside incursion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos today, July 19, 2019, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended indefinitely the Aviation Security unit heads who were on duty when the incident occurred, pending completion of the ongoing investigation into the regrettable security infringement.

It said,“The affected officers are the Airport Chief of Security, Mamman Mohammed Sadiku, International Terminal Security Officer, Oni Adedamola Abiodun, Head of Department Domestic Terminal 2, Owotor Kenneth Okezie and Head of Department Domestic Terminal 1, Badejo Adebowale Ayodele.

“In the interim, a General Manager of the Authority, Dr Anne Enyinnaya-Egbadon, has been detailed to take charge of security at the airport. Other affected officers have also been replaced.”

It noted that the arrangement will help to ensure a thorough investigation into the cause of the incident.

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