FAAN arrests five persons at Lagos airport, warns against touting, vandalism

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has vowed to deal with anyone caught involved in touting at the airports, warning those without business there to stay off.

In a statement on Saturday, Obiageli Orah, the spokesperson for FAAN, said such action awaited anyone caught vandalising or encroaching FAAN facilities.

Ms Orah said the Joint Monitoring Task Force (JMTF), Murtala Muhammed International Airport, apprehended five suspects on Friday during a raid of the Joint Users Hydrant Installation (JUHI) canal and the International Access Road Bridge.

She said it was noticed that the JUHI canal was gradually turning into a potential hideout for criminals.

The spokesperson said the raid led to the task force dismantling shanties erected by miscreants near the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) bridge.

“These individuals have been handed over to the Aviation Security Crime Investigation and Intelligence Unit (CIIU) for further interrogation and necessary action.

“FAAN is using this medium to warn the general public that any encroachment into the airport environment shall not be tolerated.

“Anyone who has no business at the airport should please stay away. The authority shall deal with anyone caught carrying out any act of vandalism or touting at the airports,” Ms Orah said.