Aviation industry stakeholders have reacted to new security alert that warned of looming security threat at the airports.
They advised the federal government to evolve new security apparatus to protect air travellers and other airport users in the country.
The alert was contained in a letter from the Ministry of Interior to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps titled, “Looming Threat of Attack on Nation’s Airports.”
The letter, which was signed by P. O. Egbodo, Director (Joint Services) for Ministry of Interior, stated, “I am directed to forward herewith letter from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) with ref: NSA/366/S dated 6th April, 2021 on the above subject and to request you to liaise/partner with all airports management nationwide and other stakeholders to upgrade the existing security measures around the nation’s airports in the interim to prevent such threats.”
Since terror and bandit attacks pervaded the country there has been continuous threats at the airports with successful kidnapping of airport workers at Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) near the airports in Jos and Kaduna.
Owing to this, the stakeholders who insisted that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and FAAN should brainstorm and find ways to fortify security at the airports said the regulatory agency should follow its security programme guided by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)…