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Brussels Attack: Nigeria Tightens Security At Airports


Following the Tuesday terrorist attack in , Belgium that saw at least 30 people dead and several others wounded, the management of the Federal Authority of Nigeria () says it has put in extra security measures in and around all the airports in the country to prevent a repeat of similar incident in Nigeria.

Yakubu-DatiThe General Manager, Public Affairs, , Mr. Yakubu Dati, on Wednesday explained that the necessary measures to beef up the security are coming towards Easter, a period that is likely to witness serious passenger’s inflow at various in the country.

Dati said the agency would leave no stone unturned to ensure maximum security at the airports, especially with the Easter festivities around the corner.

He disclosed that sniffer dogs had been deployed in the airports by the in conjunction with FAAN.

In addition, the FAAN spokesperson said body scanners and Close Circuit Television cameras and monitors were operational and beaming all activities at the airports.

He urged passengers to arrive at airports on time for the normal check-in procedures in order not to miss their flights, and warned against anyone leaving their luggage behind as such items would be taken away and destroyed.

The spokesman took time to warn those who have no business to do at the airport but would prefer to gallivant and frolic arround, he said a special task force would be dispatched from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Commission would be on ground to ward off any nuisance and tout.

While expressing shock over the incident, Dati warned those without any business at the airports not to constitute a nuisance, stressing that a special task force from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission was on the ground to apprehend touts.






Source: The Punch

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