Disaster averted in Lagos airport as man charges at taxiing aircraft

Disaster was averted on Friday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos when a yet to be named young man charged at a taxiing aircraft.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the incident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. Friday.

The young man, said to be about 25 years old, was sighted around the airfield by officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, manning the Charlie One (C1) link/holding area.

As the man charged towards a taxiing Air Peace aircraft numbered APK 7252, this newspaper gathered that FAAN’s Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel on guard duties at the area rushed to stop his movement towards the aircraft.

In the middle of the melee, a struggle ensued and all efforts to stop the intruder by the unarmed AVSEC personnel failed as he continued to resist…

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