FAAN suspends AVSEC personnel over security breach at MMIA

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended indefinitely the Aviation Security unit heads who were on duty when the unfortunate airside incursion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos today, July 19, 2019 occurred, pending completion of ongoing investigation into the regrettable security infringement.

A statement signed by the general manager (corporate affairs), Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs) said the affected officers are 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.  

FAAN stated in the statement that a general manager of the Authority, Dr. Anne Enyinnaya-Egbadon, has been detailed to take charge of security at the airport in the interim while other affected officers have also been replaced.

FAAN noted that the current arrangement is aimed at ensuring an efficient and thorough investigation towards the recovery and sustenance of the airport’s proactive security integrity. 

The Authority  said it views the breach as a serious security concern and has commenced investigation to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of this incident to forestall future occurrence.

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