FG Places Lagos, Abuja, Others On Red Alert

 

 

The Federal Government has placed six airports under the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), on red alert ,following alleged planned  attack by criminals .

The Ministry of Aviation, in a memo dated April 9, 2021, signed by FAAN’s Deputy General Manager, Administration, and Logistics, S.M. Mamman addressed to airport security chiefs,to  inform them that  criminals were planning to attack Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, and Kano.

The memo reads,  “I am directed to convey a warning from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against airports in Nigeria and to request the immediate enumeration of appropriate counter measures for the safety of airports/facilities under your purview.

“Airports in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos are at the top of the list for which criminals are considering carrying out attacks. Both airports, however, are being notified and asked to operate at a higher threat level”.

“Submit a list of current and additional countermeasures to combat the risks, along with their cost consequences where applicable.”

In the memo, the security Chiefs are also expected to call an emergency meeting of airport security committees to “study the current state of airport security, jointly recommend corrective steps and share responsibility for successful implementation.”

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