Less than 24 hours after a Nigerien climbed the fuselage of an AZMAN Air aircraft at the Lags Airport, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has suspended indefinitely the Aviation Security Unit head who were on duty when the incident occurred.
The suspension of the officials according to its spokesperson, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu is pending the completion of on going investigation into the security infringement.
She listed the affected officials to include:
*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.
Yakubu said 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.
She said :”‘The current arrangement is aimed at ensuring an efficient and thorough investigation towards the recovery and sustenance of the airport’s proactive security integrity.
“FAAN views this breach as a serious security concern and has commenced investigation to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of this incident to forestall future occurrence.”