Criminals plan to  attack Lagos, Abuja airports – says FG

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Criminal elements planning attacks on airports, says FG

The Federal Government, Monday, raised  alarm that attacks are imminent on some major airports across the  country.
This alert was contained in a memo to  airport security  chiefs byThe Ministry of Aviation.
In  the  memo it was stated that criminals were planning to strike gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, and Kano.
S.M. Mamman , FAAN’s Deputy General Manager, Administration, and Logistics  signed the memo which was dated April 9, 2021, and it 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  Lagos,Sokoto,Abuja, Kaduna, Maiduguri,  Kano,  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”.
They have also been asked to submit a list of current and additional countermeasures to combat the risks, along with their cost consequences where applicable.
They are also required 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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