The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has restated its commitment and determination to rid the airport environment of touts and perpetrators of illegitimate activities .
The Joint Monitoring Task Force (JMTF) and the Aviation Security Crime Investigation & Intelligence (AVSEC-CII) Unit has since the past few weeks conducted raids in this regard. Cable thieves and other miscreants have been apprehended in the course of these raids.
On Friday the 4th of August 2023, the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) JMTF and AVSEC-CII raided the ITZ 1 & 2 landside, the carparks and the airport access roads.
In the course of the raid, a total of 21 persons including touts, illegal foreign exchange dealers, hawkers and scavengers were arrested. The apprehended suspects have since been transferred to the Nigerian Police Force through the CII for further necessary action.
The FAAN has also warned that anyone who has no legitimate business at the airports should please desist from approaching the airports or face consequences, adding that the safety and security of airport users and the airport environment is of utmost importance and cannot be compromised.