FAAN releases statement on MMIA incident, says man caught was attempting to stow away

Earlier today, a man was caught as he approached a plane that was taxiing at MMIA this morning, causing panic (read full story here). In a statement released by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, they said the man wasn’t a suspected terrorist but someone trying to stowaway. Read their press statement after the cut…

Vigilant Aviation Security staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, today, December 2, 2015, apprehended a man, Mr. Alabibu Olushola, who was attempting to stow away in a taxing aircraft on the tarmac of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
The culprit was arrested as soon as he scaled the perimeter fence near the moving aircraft and after interrogation by the Avsec staff, he was immediately handed over to the police for further interrogation.
The Authority wishes to remind members of the public that access to restricted areas of the airport, including the tarmac and perimeter roads, is prohibited for unauthorized people, including airport staff, who have no business being there. This is more so in view of the present security situation in the country.
The Authority will henceforth not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any person, including unauthorized airport staff, who is found loitering around restricted areas of all our airports.
Yakubu Dati
General Manager, Corporate Affairs