FAAN suspends AVSEC personnel over security breach at MMIA


#TrackNigeria Following the unfortunate airside incursion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos Friday, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has indefinitely suspended the units heads of the Aviation Security, who were on duty when the incident occurred.

A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu issued Friday, the suspension is pending the completion of ongoing investigation into the regrettable security infringement.

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.  

In the interim, a General Manager of the Authority, Dr. Anne Enyinnaya-Egbadon, has been detailed to take charge of security at the airport while the other affected officers have also been replaced.

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

FAAN views this 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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