The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has beefed up security at the main airports within the nation following a latest report that insurgents are sneaking into Nigeria from Syria.
A report revealed by The Solar UK on Monday June 18th, alleged that leaders of the terrorist group, Islamic State, are sneaking battle-hardened jihadists from Syria into Nigeria to coach terrorists for potential assaults in Britain. The report mentioned there have been fears that sturdy hyperlinks between Nigeria and the UK would make it simpler for ISIS to ship its killers to Britain to hold out terror assaults, loss of life and destruction. The report additionally said that there are fears that IS would exploit common flights between Lagos and London to export extra evil to the UK.
In a swift response to the disturbing report, the basic supervisor, company affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, instructed NAN that the company has already taken concrete steps to cease something untoward from occurring at the airports. Based on her, particular consideration is being given to the Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt airports which companies worldwide passengers and had been gateways into the nation by way of air.
“We’ve despatched alert to all our aviation security at the airports to make sure that they improved on security, particularly screening of passengers to verify unauthorised individuals don’t acquire entry into our terminals. The airside patrol is being finished by way of the army joint drive and AVSEC. They do it around the clock. There are automobiles which might be parked on the airside and so they escort arriving and departing passengers.’’ she mentioned
Yakubu mentioned FAAN had deployed trendy tools to display screen passengers and baggage earlier than coming into the terminal.
“Our closed circuit tv (CCTV) cameras within the terminals and the airside are all practical. The anti-bomb squad are deployed behind the screening machines at the terminal alongside the AVSEC and the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA). They perform additional checks on any baggage that they believe.” he mentioned
Yakubu additionally disclosed that the periodic simulation workouts to sensitise travellers and different airport customers on handle emergency conditions at the airports would quickly be carried out following the recent terrorism risk.