The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has revealed the identity of the man who climbed on the wings of an Azman Aircraft while it was about to take off at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos State.
KanyiDaily had reported how passengers aboard a Port Harcourt-bound Azman Air flight were thrown into panic on Friday after an unidentified man climbed the aircraft while it was about to take off.
The man said to be a Nigerian, was identified as Mr Usman Adamu and he reportedly lives in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State.
Breifing journalists on Saturday in Kano, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu said the man (Usman Adamu) is currently in custody of the Airport Police Command over the incident considered a serious security breach, and also led to the indefinite suspension of four Aviation Security unit heads.
“The suspect identified as Usman Adamu, a Nigerien in origin and who claimed to reside in Iyana Ipaja, on the 19th of July was reported to have appeared at the domestic end of the taxiway and attempted to gain access to the aircraft while it was taxying to the holding point.
“He was apprehended, detained and is currently with the Airport police command as our investigation progresses.
“The authority considers this incident a serious security breach and an air sight incursion, this is unfortunate and embarrassing.”