Breaking: FG raises fresh alarm, says criminal elements planning to attack airports

Breaking: FG raises fresh alarm, says criminal elements planning to attack airports

- The federal government has asked the security agencies to beef up security in all the airport across the country

- FAAN management said on Monday, April 12, that some criminals are bent on attacking airports

- The Muritala airport Lagos is one of the airports listed for the planned attacks

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) stated that it has received an alert from the ministry of aviation over planned attacks on airports across the country.

TheCable reports that this was contained in a memo addressed by FAAN to airport chiefs of security.

Breaking: FG raises fresh alarm, says criminal elements planning to attack airports
The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika addressing stakeholders at one of Nigeria's airports. Credit: @hadisirika.
Source: Twitter gathered that the online medium said in the document dated April 9, the airports on the list include those in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos.

According to the report, the airport security chiefs have been asked to submit a list of counter-measures, and also convene an urgent emergency meeting to “recommend appropriate measures.”

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that the runway of the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos was closed temporarily by the FAAN.

It was reported that the FAAN’s general manager of corporate affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, said the decision of the association came after a landing incident involving a Boeing 737 Azman Air aircraft.

Yakubu disclosed that although one of the tyres of the plane burst upon landing, all the passengers and crew members on board were safely evacuated.

The FAAN official added that the agency, alongside fire fighting services and allied bodies, is working to remove the aircraft from the runway.

In a related report, the federal government had issued a schedule for the partial resumption of international flights, after months of suspension due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

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A tweet by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Saturday, September 5, 2020, showed that the flight schedule was signed by its director-general, Captain Musa Nuhu.

The aviation agency in the document dated September 4, stated that a maximum of 200 passengers per incoming flights would be allowed into the country.

It explained that the limitation was due to the limited number of approved incoming passengers at 1,280 per airport on a daily basis.

The schedule, which was addressed to all aviation stakeholders and foreign airline operators flying into the country, however, stated that there was no limit on the number of outgoing passengers from the country.


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