A has caused serious commotion after he appeared from the bush and climbed atop one of the engines of an Azman Air aircraft.
An unidentified man on Friday breached the security at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos and invaded the runway of the airport to prevent an Azman Air aircraft from operating.
The action of the man delayed the aircraft movement for about 30minutes creating fear and panic among passengers as relevant security officials delayed to show up and get the man apprehended.
An eyewitness (a passenger) who recorded the scene on a mobile phone showed the man climbing on top one of the aircraft engines.
“Passengers on board the aircraft panicked fearing it could be a terrorist as the man held a bag in one hand – the contents which were not known to passengers,” said the source.
Spokeswoman of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in a short message sent to aviation journalists cleared the air on the incident assuring, “dear colleagues, the man has been apprehended by aviation security (Avsec) and he is in Tango City right now.”
Details of the identity of the man, his mission and most especially the state of his mental health were yet to be disclosed.
Below are videos of the man climbing on the plane:
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Guys this is an emmergency o. For 30 minutes we have been stuck at the runway at MMIA by an unidentified man who ran to the aircraft with a bag. Security has not showed up and everyone is panicking. I have so many questions to ask but right now I can’t even breathe. Pls share this to all relevant authorities. Dear Nigeria!!!!! Update: He has finally been apprehended and we’ve all disembarked from the flight. FAAN authorities showed up 23minutes into the scene but were scared to approach him. Security eventually shows up after 37mins. ______ How it happened!! So our flight was taxing on the runway and about taking off when this man shows up running towards the moving aircraft from the bush. The pilot and a few passengers spotted him running towards the aircraft and the pilot immediately slowed down and quickly put off the engine. The guy approaches the plane with gloves and starts walking around and under the aircraft holding a bag which he dropped inside the engine. Thanks to the Pilot of the Azman Airline for quickly observing and taking swift action.. I still have a million and one questions to ask cos anything could have gone wrong! Nigeria will work perfectly someday. This I know. 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬