FAAN debunks aircraft burgling; assures travellers of safety


he Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has debunked the recent allegations of  aircraft  burgling  at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

FAAN, in a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, in Lagos, on Wednesday night, described the allegations as baseless and practically impossible.

Yakubu said it was not possible for anyone to burgle an aircraft in motion.

“Furthermore, because aircraft are highly technical machines, it is practically impossible for anyone who does not have the requisite training and competence to operate or tamper with the baggage compartment,” she added.

Yakubu recalled that two incidents of alleged poaching were recently reported, the latest being that which occurred on a chartered flight from Uyo to Lagos on December 26.

According to her, in both instances, preliminary findings from investigations conducted by an inter-agency committee set up to probe the allegations could not substantiate the claims.


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