Aviation security AVSEC, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, apprehended a young man of about 25yrs at 8.50hrs this morning sighted around the air field by FAAN Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel manning the Charlie One (C1) link/holding area.
In a swift response, the AVSEC personnel on static guard duties at the area rushed to stop his further movement to a taxiing Airpeace naircraft (CS-TQU) and a struggle ensued.
All efforts to stop the intruder by the unarmed AVSEC personnel failed as the intruder became dodgy.
While the struggle was ongoing, the AVSEC personnel called for reinforcement and beckoned on the pilot of the Airpeace CS-TQU to delay the aircraft to allow for a successful apprehension of the intruder.
The intruder was eventually apprehended at about 0905hrs by the AVSEC personnel with the support of the reinforcement and was transferred for other action.
The aircraft was also returned to base for necessary security checks in line with standards and was declared safe for flight.
The MD-FAAN in company of two Directors, the Regional General Manager (SW) and the Airport Chief of Security (MMA) quickly moved to the scene of the incident.
The swift action by the AVSEC team was commended by the Airpeace Pilot of CS-TQU who spoke with FAAN Management Team.
According to him, the action of the FAAN security team was timely and professional in protecting the flight as he was not even aware of any intrusion.