Man Who Brazenly Stopped Azman Air Flight From Takeoff Is Nigerien, Says FAAN

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The man, who brazenly stopped an Azman Air flight from taking off on Friday hails from Niger, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)said on Saturday.

Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN general manager, public affairs, confirmed his identity to the press.

The suspect was named as Usman Adamu, who claimed to live in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos state.

Passengers on board the Port Harcourt-bound Azman flight had panicked after the man prevented the plane from lifting from the tarmac of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

Meanwhile, FAAN managing director, Hamisu Yadudu, told journalists on Saturday that his agency takes responsibility for the incident, noting that the federal government, through the ministry of transport and honourable minister of state for aviation, has already assisted in the award of contracts for perimeter fences at the airports, including detection devices and CCTV cameras with infrared capacity for night operations.

He also revealed that there are plans to erect observation towers this year to enable proper monitor and coverage of the airport.

Earlier, FAAN had announced the suspension of four aviation security unit heads who were on duty when the incident occurred.

Recall that the government of president Muhammadu Buhari had once said that those responsible for the killings across Nigeria are foreigners.

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