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FG deploys soldiers to airports over attack plot

In a bid to avert suspected criminal attacks, the Federal Government has deployed armed soldiers at the Abuja, Lagos, Kano and other selected airports across the country.

According to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the move was part of measures deployed to tackle any form of attack by criminals.

On Monday the Federal Ministry of Aviation directed FAAN to increase security at airports after the FMA detected plans by criminals to attack some airports.

A memo dated April 9, 2021, signed by the Deputy General Manager, Administration and Logistics, FAAN, S.M. Mamman, and addressed to airport security chiefs, urged the recipients to deploy counter-measures for the protection of airports.

Following the ministry’s directive, additional security operatives from the military were seen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Wednesday.

The military men, who stationed some gun-carrying vehicles in suitable positions, also ensured thorough checks on selected vehicles before allowing them gain entry into the airport.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Henriatta Yakubu, said other airports are being “factored in” in the beefed up security.

In the April 9, 2021 memo, FAAN alerted all airports to operate at a heightened threat level.

It stated that airport security chiefs had been mandated to submit a list of existing and additional counter-measures to address the threat, along with their cost implications where applicable.

It called for urgent 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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