The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has raised the alarm over planned attacks on airports across the country.
Revealing that it received an alert from the Ministry of Aviation over the planned attacks.
FAAN, in a memo, signed by its Deputy General Manager, Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, explained the attackers were considering carrying out attacks on airports in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos.
Mamman said, “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 counter-measures for the protection of irports/facilities under your purview.
“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 counter-measures 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’.”