Police identify man who climbed aircraft at Lagos airport

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The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos Police Command, has identified the man who climbed an Azman Air aircraft at the airport on Friday as Usman Adamu from the neighbouring Republic of Niger.

The spokesperson for the Command, Joseph Alabi, disclosed the identity of the 32-year-old Nigerien on Saturday in Lagos.

Alabi, a deputy superintendent of police, said the Nigerien, who is currently being held by the command, could not speak or understand the English Language.

He, however, said investigations are still ongoing to ascertain how he gained access to the heavily restricted area at the airport.

Passengers aboard a Port Harcourt-bound Azman Air flight were thrown into panic on Friday after Adamu climbed the aircraft while it was about to take off at the Lagos airport.

He was later apprehended by Aviation Security Personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and taken to its detention facility, before the case was transferred to the Police for further investigation.

Following the development, FAAN gave an indefinite suspension to the Aviation Security Unit heads who were on duty when the incident occurred.

32-year-old Nigerien who climbed an Azman Air aircraft at the airport on Friday
32-year-old Nigerien who climbed an Azman Air aircraft at the airport on Friday

FAAN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, had in a statement, said the agency viewed the breach as a serious security concern.

She said FAAN had begun an investigation to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of the incident to forestall future occurrence.

Yakubu said the suspension of the personnel was pending the completion of an investigation into the security infringement.

The affected officers include the Airport Chief of Security, Mamman Mohammed Sadiku, and International Terminal Security Office, Oni Abiodun.

Others are Head of Department, Domestic Terminal 2, Kenneth Okezie, and Head of Department, Domestic Terminal 1, Adebowale Ayodele.

Yakubu said in the interim, a General Manager, Anne Enyinnaya-Egbadon, had been detailed to take charge of security at the airport.

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