Air Force to conduct mock exercise on counter- terrorism at Abuja airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has alerted air travellers and the general public of the plan by the Nigerian Air Force to conduct a mock exercise on counter-terrorism simulation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Though the timing for the exercise was not disclosed for security reasons, the Nigerian Tribune gathered that the mock exercise would take place within the week.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma said the exercise was part of the strategies to reinforce the safety and security of air transport and the nation’s airports, besides sustaining international best practice, regulatory policies and world-class service delivery.

He explained further that the exercise might comprise aerial and land maneouvers, which he said,  might create some dramatic spectacles that could affect vehicular and human movements.

He, therefore, enjoined air travellers and members of the public to go about their normal businesses, sayimg operations in the airport would not be affected.

While apologising for any inconvenience the exercise might cause, he advised air travellers and other airport users to always adhere to laid down rules and procedures for the safety and security of all.