The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has vowed to deal with anyone caught involved in touting at the airports, warning those without business there to stay off.
Mrs Obiageli Orah, Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN, said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.
She said that such action also awaited anyone caught carrying out any act of vandalism or encroachment at FAAN facilities.
Orah said that the Joint Monitoring Task Force (JMTF), Murtala Muhammed International Airport, apprehended five suspects on Friday, during a raid of the Joint Users Hydriant Installation (JUHI) Canal and the International Access Road Bridge.
She said it was noticed that the JUHI canal was gradually turning into a potential hideout for criminals.
The director said that the raid led to the task force dismantling shanties erected by miscreants in close proximity to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) Bridge.
“These individuals have been handed over to the Aviation Security Crime Investigation and Intelligence Unit (CIIU) for further interrogation and necessary action.
“FAAN is using this medium to warn the general public that any encroachment into the airport environment shall not be tolerated.
“Anyone who has no business at the airport should please stay away.The authority shall deal with anyone caught carrying out any act of vandalism or touting at the airports,” she said.