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FG beefs up security in Airports across northern states

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, Captain Rabiu Yadudu says security has been strengthened across airports and its staff quarters in the northern part of the country.

This is coming on the heels of the recent attacks on FAAN staff quarters at Kaduna airport on Saturday morning by armed bandits and abduction of some staff of aviation agencies and members of their families.

Captain Yadudu said they have been communicating and working with the security agencies and the State Government and have gathered some Information that would assist them.

According to him, a risk assessment of a similar attack on its staff last year from what was gathered from their investigation had helped them to come up with a robust strategy to counter such challenges.

“We have already beefed to security since last year it is not something new now, we have our own means of communication in countering this challenges a lot has been averted with what we have been doing, it is not something you know. Right now investigation is ongoing.”

The FAAN boss stressed that if there was a need for them to close the kaduna airport due to the incident, they would do so but the recent attack does not warrant that as the FAAN quarters is far away from the airport

We have taken appropriate measures we just need to now improve to counter these evolving challenges. The fence was broken, we have security personnel attending to the area but somehow some where things happen and now it is for us to counter, it is a risk, security challenges always come, they evolve and they improve and on our own part we keep improving”.

He assured that the security architecture of the airport would continue to be improved upon with the support of security agencies and the state government.

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