Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Police Command, has identified the man who climbed an aircraft at the airport on Friday as Usman Adamu from the neighbouring Republic of Niger.
The spokesperson for the Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, disclosed the identity of the 32-year-old Nigerien to the News men on Saturday in Lagos.
Alabi said the Nigerien, who is currently being held by the command, could not speak or understand English Language.
Mr Alabi, a deputy superintendent of police, said the Nigerien, who is currently being held by the command, could not speak or understand the English Language.
He, however, said investigations are still ongoing to ascertain how he gained access to the heavily restricted area at the airport.
Passengers aboard a Port Harcourt-bound Azman Air flight were thrown into panic on Friday after Adamu climbed the aircraft while it was about to take off at the Lagos airport.
FAAN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, had in a statement, said the agency viewed the breach as a serious security concern.
She said FAAN had begun an investigation to ascertain the remote and immediate causes of the incident to forestall future occurrence.
Mrs Yakubu said the suspension of the personnel was pending the completion of an investigation into the security infringement.
The affected officers include the Airport Chief of Security, Mamman Mohammed Sadiku, and International Terminal Security Office, Oni Abiodun.
Others are Head of Department, Domestic Terminal 2, Kenneth Okezie, and Head of Department, Domestic Terminal 1, Adebowale Ayodele.
Mrs Yakubu said in the interim, a General Manager, Anne Enyinnaya-Egbadon, had been detailed to take charge of security at the airport.
She explained that other affected officers had also been replaced.
She said the current arrangement was aimed at ensuring an efficient and thorough investigation toward the recovery and sustenance of the airport’s proactive security integrity.