Turkey airport bombing: FAAN beefs up security around airports

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has alerted the airport users and travellers to be more security conscious across all airports in the country.

This is just as the authority has beefed up security around all airports in the country.

The latest advise has been attributed to what it called  the spate of recent security breaches, including bomb blasts, at some airports around the world, the latest being the bombing that took place at the Ataturk Airport in Turkey, where over 40 people died with over 200 injured.

According to a statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Yakubu Dati yesterday, “Passengers are advised not to accept any luggage from anyone and to report any suspicious movements or behaviour immediately to Aviation Security Personnel in the terminals.”

On its part, the authority said it 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.

“Apart from the statutory security and safety measures already in place at the airports, sniffer dogs and members of the Bomb Detection Unit of the Nigerian Police Force have also been deployed at the airports, to complement the effort of our aviation security personnel at the security screening points.

“Inspite of these heightened security measures, passenger facilitation at all our airports has also been enhanced by the installation of more modern and bigger conveyor belts and metal walk-through detectors. Airport terminals have also been expanded and modernised to provide better ambience and more space for passenger comfort.”

As the Sallah holiday approaches, FAAN also advised air passengers to make early arrangements for their travels and to leave home early on their travel dates, in order to complete their boarding facilities in good time.