The Federal Government has reinforced the level of security at the Abuja, Lagos, Kano and other selected airports across the country.
Officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria confirmed on Wednesday that the reinforcement was part of measures deployed to tackle any form of attack by criminals.
On Monday the Federal Ministry of Aviation directed FAAN to increase security at airports after the FMA detected plans by criminals to attack some airports.
The ministry had outlined some of the airports that could be attacked to include the Abuja, Kaduna, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Lagos and Kano airports.
A memo dated April 9, 2021, signed by the Deputy General Manager, Administration and Logistics, FAAN, S.M. Mamman, and addressed to airport security chiefs, urged the recipients to deploy counter-measures for the protection of airports.
Following the ministry’s directive, additional security operatives from the military were seen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Wednesday, as our correspondent observed their presence at strategic locations in the facility.
There was increased presence of heavily armed military officers some few meters away from the tollgate entrance of the NAIA.