JUST IN: FG denies any security threat to Nigerian airports
The National Security Adviser says its attention has been drawn to reports of a threat on the nation’s airports from an internal government correspondence.
Solacebase had reported that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it received an alert from the ministry of aviation over planned attacks on airports across the country.
The alert was in a memo signed by S.M. Mamman, FAAN deputy general manager of administration and logistics, and addressed to airport chiefs of security.
It said the correspondence was a routine threat assessment to ensure the preparedness of agencies and not meant for public dissemination.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Head of Strategic Communication Office if the national Security Adviser, Z. M Usman on Thursday and obtained by Solacebase.
‘’In the period covered by the correspondence, threat analysis identified the need to advise Airports Management nationwide to upgrade existing security measures around the nation’s airports, said the statement.
‘’Regrettably, the unauthorised release of this advisory is likely to raise fear among airport users at home and abroad.’’
Accordingly, this statement is issued to reassure the public and all aviation stakeholders of the safety of our airports.
‘’The security and intelligence services will continue to monitor security threats and provide the assessment and timely advise required by Airports Management to continuously upgrade security measures in the airports.’’