The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, says it has received an alert from the Ministry of Aviation over planned attacks on airports across the country by some criminal elements.
This was contained in a memo addressed by the Deputy General Manager, Administration and Logistics of FAAN, S. M. Mamman, to airport chiefs of security and reported by The Cable.
“I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for the protection of Airports/Facilities under your purview,” it stated.
According to the document dated April 9, 2021, the targeted airports on the list include those in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos.
Airport security chiefs have subsequently been ordered to submit a list of counter-measures, and also convene an urgent emergency meeting to “recommend appropriate measures”.
FAAN advised the management of the facilities to operate at “a heightened threat level”.