Reports of Lagos airport ‘bomber’ exaggerated- FAAN

Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos

The alleged bomber was caught at a distance of about one kilometre to the international terminal.

Reports of an alleged suicide bomber arrested Monday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, were exaggerated, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has said.

In a statement issued Tuesday by Yakubu Dati, FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, the agency said safety at the airports remain a “top priority.”

The security operatives arrested a physically-challenged man with suspected explosives at CENTREX, an annex facility belonging to the National Airport Management Authority, NAMA, on the road leading to the airport’s international wing.

Mr. Dati said the alleged bomber was caught at a distance of about one kilometre to the international terminal.

“At the time of his arrest, the suspect was said to have been loitering around the said area all morning. This attracted the curiosity of security guards on duty at the entrance of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency’s CENTREX Facility located along the airport internal link road, who promptly alerted the police,” said Mr. Dati.

He said the suspect, who was alleged to be in possession of a device used in making explosives, was promptly handed over to the Airport Police Command for interrogation.

“While we appreciate the need to promptly report all suspicious characters to security agencies, it is important to always cross-check the facts before going to press, to avoid sending the wrong signals to the public,” Mr. Dati said.
He added that safety and security of the airports remain a priority and that the various security agencies are collaborating with FAAN for a secure and safe environment.

“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria therefore wishes to reassure passengers and other airport users of adequate security architecture at MMA as well as its avowed commitment to making safety and security top priority at all times,” he said.


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  • redeem

    i THINK THESE SO CALLED AIRPORT MANAGER OF FAAN SHOULD BE FIRED–SOON THEE SUSPECT WILL BE FREED AND HANDED OVER TO THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO——WHETHER THE SUSPECT WAS CAUGHT AT IKEJA AIRPORT HOTEL OR ONE MILLION KILOMETERS AWAY FROM THE VENUE OF THE INCIDENT IS NOT THE ISSUE—BECAUSE WHAT HE IS SAYING DOES NOT MAKE SENSE AT ALL

    • Efe1

      I said it earlier that people like you are suppose to be six foot below even before you die. You earlier called for the death of this man. It is now clear that he is no a suicide bomber but just a hungry man looking for food in GEJ’s transformed Nigeria.

      • Dan Fulani

        Caught not with explosives but explosives making devices. Leave these redeems alone.

    • Francis510

      No be Aboki man be the Air port manager. No sence, only cow brain.

    • Tobibs

      Weray

    • Dan Fulani

      Tell the drunken Sailor to sack him.

    • Shehu

      THIS IS THE NIGERIA IN THE HAND OF THE OGOGORO DRUNKEN DUMBO EBOLA JONAHARAM.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Continue to live in self denial, but the truth is, a suspect was arrested in the airport vicinity. Is the one kilometre distance within the airport is the unanswered question. We lie too much, and we ignorantly call it diplomacy

    • ifebuche

      Alarmist.

    • Efe1

      Petrol and nail can be used as part of an explosive mixture, cooking gas can be used as well, so I suppose everybody found with these things should be arrested according to the book of blackieumukoroumukoro.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Don’t quite understand you
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        • Efe1

          A chip of the old block, I expected it. You absolute lack the capacity to understand it. It is always the case with PDPiglets.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            You amuse me
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Efe1

            Great.

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