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FAAN Security Arrest Intruder At MMMA

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Aviation Security (AVSEC) of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has arrested a 25-year-old man who attempted to access an Air Peace aircraft bound for Owerri.

The man was arrested on Friday at the Charlie One (C1) link/holding area of the domestic terminal (GHQ) in Lagos.

According to reports, the intruder was apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.

In a swift response, the AVSEC personnel on static guard duties at the area rushed to stop his further movement to a taxing aircraft (CS-TQU) and a struggle ensued. All efforts to stop the intruder by the unarmed AVSEC personnel failed as the intruder continued to resist arrest.

While the struggle was ongoing, the AVSEC personnel called for reinforcement and alerted the pilot of CS-TQU of the intrusion, and to delay the aircraft to allow for a successful apprehension of the intruder.

The intruder was eventually apprehended by the AVSEC personnel with the support of the reinforcement was taken into custody for investigation.

The aircraft was also advised to return to base for necessary safety/security inspections in line with standard procedure.

Subsequently, the aircraft departed Lagos at 10:16hrs with 171 passengers and 6 crew members.

Speaking on the incident, Air Peace spokesman, Stanley Olisa who confirmed the development said while the man was attempting to access the aircraft, there was another private jet behind. It was the pilot-in-command of the private jet that informed the Air Peace’s pilot-in-command that a young man was trying to force his way into the aircraft.

They, therefore, alerted the Aviation Security arm of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), who stopped the man and whisked him away.

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