A Nigeria woman has been caught by security personnel of Delta Airline as she tried to sneak into the United States of America-bound plane at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
According to SaharaReporters, the woman beat all security operatives at the airport including the Aviation Security of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the airport.
One of the security operatives disclosed that the woman evaded various security agents from the main entrance of the departure wing of the airport before she was eventually apprehended at the foot of the plane.
At the airport, there are different security points all travelers must go through before they can get to the foot of the plane for boarding.
A source at the airport said:
“The passenger beat all the airport securities to the boarding gate before she was caught at the foot of the airplane. She had no visa, travelling passport and boarding pass.”
A security expert said the airport has three security checks manned by Aviation Security personnel of FAAN, NIS, State Security Service, Nigeria Customs Service and operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Delta Airline representative, who confirmed the incident, stated that the security of the airline was not compromised and remains effective.
“This was not a threat as the imposter was effectively detected due to the water tight security of the airline,” it said.
It was gathered that the woman is currently being confined to a restricted area within the airport known as “tango city”.
Tango city is a place where unruly persons are detained within the terminal before being transferred to a police station for further a possible interrogation.
“The woman is still with us at the tango city. She has availed to us some useful information we would use in contacting her family,” a security source said.