- The Nigerian government has addressed security concerns at some airports in the country
- Officials disclosed why new security measures were enforced by FAAN
- Airports in the country are now operating at a higher threat level
The Nigerian government has put measures in place to avert reported plans by criminals to attack some airports in the country.
Officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) told the publication on Wednesday, April 14, that the reinforcement was part of measures deployed to tackle any form of attack by criminals.
According to the general manager, corporate affairs, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu stated the new measures were necessary.
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“Yes all are being factored in.''
The measures were put in place after a memo mandated the airport security chiefs to deploy countermeasures for the protection of airports.
The Guardian reported that the memo dated April 9, 2021, and signed by FAAN’s deputy general manager, administration, and logistics, Mamman read:
“I am directed to convey a warning from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against airports in Nigeria and to request the immediate enumeration of appropriate counter measures for the safety of airports/facilities under your purview.''
According to the report, the suspects are laying siege around the training facility for the Nigerian Armed Forces in Jaji, Igabi local government area of the state.
The development was confirmed by Air Marshal Olayinka Alade, the commandant of the college on Wednesday, April 14, when he visited the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim in Abuja.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on members of the National Assembly to prioritise the security situation of the country.
CAN urged lawmakers to make laws that will move Nigeria forward and find ways to end the insecurity situation in the country.