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FAAN takes full responsibility for security breach, identifies intruder as a Nigerien Usman Adamu

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MD FAAN Captain Hamisu Yadudu

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has revealed the identity of the intruder who tried to climb Azman aircraft taxing for takeoff at the Lagos airport as Mr. Usman Adamu  suspected to be from the Republic of Niger.

This is just as the Authority has taken full responsibility of what it described as an embarrassment.

Speaking on the unfortunate incident  at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos,

the Managing Director, Authority, Captain Hamisu Yadudu  at a press conference held at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano today, said  the violator, had been handed over to the Nigerian Police Force for further interrogation.

Captain Yadudu noted that,  the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Transport and Honourable Minister of State, Aviation had already assisted in the award of contracts for perimeter fences at the airports, including detection devices and CCTV cameras with infrared capacity for night operations.

He added that plans are also underway to erect observation towers this year, so as to enable proper monitor and coverage of the airport, assuring travellers and airport users that new measures were already being put in place to enhance security at the nation’s airports.

He explained that already, FAAN had a security patrol/escort team in place for arriving and departing aircraft but another joint patrol team involving FAAN AVSEC, the Police and the Military have also been constituted to assist in protecting the sanctity of our airside and ensuring the security of live operations and the travelling public using our facilities.

The FAAN boss admitted that, globally, new threats were springing up daily and the criminal elements were fashioning out ways to circumvent security architectures but promised that  FAAN would continue to work with relevant stakeholders and the regulatory agencies towards ensuring safe operations at our airports.

He however added that it was up to FAAN to continuously improve on security and put adequate measures in place to mitigate the threats.

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