Airport security makes five arrests daily – FAAN

Sam Adeniyi
Sam Adeniyi

Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, said five persons are arrested daily at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos for infiltrating security.

According to Vanguard, Yadudu made the assertion when he spoke during the ongoing works at Runway 18L, reacting to questions bordering on the recent stowaway and other security issues.

He added that aviation security is reactive but that even as FAAN puts up measures to curb incursions into the airports, new technology or improvisation to beat the security is introduced and when found out the agency learns from it to ensure it is not repeated.

He described the security issue as a race and that despite the daily wins a meagre percentile will be successful and that shames the whole work being done but that has not deterred the authority from its continued security upgrades.

He said, ”Aviation security is very important component that is reactive. Anytime there is a violation, we learn something and make sure it does not happen again.

“Across the world security challenges are all over but FAAN what we hardly tell people is that everyday one to five people are arrested and unfortunately, it is maybe the 0.000001 percent that escapes and is successful but we are working on it.

”It is a race, we are always trying to be on top of the race but sometimes something like this happens and thwarts all-out work and that is why we say there is a function of security that is reactive. “100% functional security today but a new technology or new improvisation would all of a sudden render you vulnerable.”

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