FAAN, NCAA, Police unveil new security measures at Lagos Airport
Our reporter 06/01/2011 00:27:00
To check petty thieves and other undesirable elements, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), yesterday unveiled new security measures for the security of lives and property.
It was at a meeting with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to review the growing threats to security at airports nationwide.
FAAN’s Managing Director Mr Richard Aisuebeogun said recent developments demanded drastic measures among security agencies to nip any threat in the bud.
He said all the agencies must work hard to ensure that the prescribed international standards on security were complied with.
The measure was adopted just as the anti bomb squad of the Police screened all vehicles driving in and out of the old domestic terminal, otherwise known as General Aviation Terminal, to ensure that none of them carried explosives.
The Police team of anti bomb detectors swarmed the old domestic terminal car park with metal detectors.
The Divisional Police Officer of the Domestic Airport Police Station, Mr Ayuba Pam, confirmed that the exercise was carried out to ensure that all the cars either driven into or out of the terminal is not carrying any explosives.
He said no fewer than 10 persons who could not identify themselves were arrested, adding that they will soon be charged to court for touting, it was imperative for the Police to asertain the identity of everyone at the terminal.
On security around the airport, Aisuebeogun said: “In every airport where you have a conglomeration of people must be secured, life and properties are involved.
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