Airports on red alert over  possible attacks.



Chinazor Megbolu

The Federal Government has warned of intending criminal attack at the nation’s port.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it got an alert from the ministry of aviation over intended attacks on airports in Nigeria.
In a memo signed by the Deputy General Manager, FAAN, Administration and Logistics, Mr. S.M. Mamman, which was circulated to airport chiefs of security, it noted that the airports on the list are; Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja and Lagos.
“I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for the protection of Airports/Facilities under your purview.
According to the memo; “specifically, the Airports top on the list for which criminals are considering carrying out attacks include those in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos amongst others.
“However, all airports are hereby alerted and requested to operate at a heightened threat level. The airport chiefs have been directed to “submit a list of existing and additional countermeasures to address the threats, along with their cost implications where applicable.
“Also, they are expected to urgently convene an emergency meeting of airport security committees “to review the status of airport security, jointly recommend appropriate measures and share responsibility for effective implementation”.

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