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Insurgency: FAAN Tightens Security Surveillance At Airports



Following reports of the movement of some members of a terrorist group into the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said the Authority has doubled its security network at airports, just as it has equally increased surveillance of sensitive areas.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the heightened security at the airports especially the international airports namely, Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu is to forestall any attacks and keep the environment safe and secured for passengers and airport users.

According to FAAN, security officers which comprise the joint military task force and aviation security had been deployed to keep a close eye on the perimeter fence, the cargo area, the runway and other restricted areas.

General manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement issued yesterday said screening of baggage before entering the terminal was very key and as such any baggage that was suspect, would be  taken aside and manually checked by operatives of the bomb detection unit of the Nigeria Police Force, the quarantine, NDLEA and AVSEC officers.

” All of our major airports especially the international airports, we have the joint military task force and they are helping us to to check all of this and is being handled at the highest level and I can assure you that FAAN is working hard that such thing do not happen at our airports,” she said.

She noted that security patrol around the departure and arrival terminals of the international airports were on and the CCTV cameras were also there to monitor activities within and around the airport environments to forestall any form of security breach.

“We are encouraging passengers to make use of the multi-storey car park to reduce the number of vehicles dropping and picking up departing and arriving passengers