Terrorism: FG tightens security at Lagos airport terminals


Following terrorist attacks on international airports across the globe and threats by Niger Delta militants, the Federal Government has tightened security around the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Our correpondent learnt that the FG directed the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to beef up security at the MMA to prevent any ontoward occurence at the facility.
A visit to the airport by our correspondent revealed that the number of security personnel in and around the airport has doubled.
Also, operatives of the Bomb Detection Unit of the Nigeria Police Force were observed on patrol around the departure and arrival terminals of the international aorport.
Checks revealed that the security operatives have been on a round-the-clock patrol of the facility.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati, explained that the agency had advised air passengers and airline operators to be conscious of the environment.
Dati stated that they had been advised not to fail to report any suspicious movement to security personne around the airport terminals.
“The authority has put adequate security measures in place at all Nigerian airports to forestall any form of security breach, including the installation of 3D screening machines, metal detectors and CCTV cameras,” he said.
The FAAN spokesman also disclosed that metal walk-through detectors had been deployed in airports, adding that some terminals had been expanded to provide more space for activities.