Brussels Attack: FAAN Tightens Security at Airports


Following Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the Brussels Airport in Belgium, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has beefed up security in and around airports in the country.

A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Lagos.

The statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that no fewer than 30 people were killed and many others injured when the departure hall of the airport was bombed by the terrorists.

It said that sniffer dogs had been deployed to airports in conjunction with the Nigerian Police and other security agencies.

According to the statement, FAAN will not leave any stone unturned to ensure maximum security at the airports, especially with the Easter celebrations around the corner.

It expressed shock over the dastardly act carried out at the Brussels airport, warning those without business at the airport not to constitute nuisance.

The statement said that a special taskforce from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) were on ground to apprehend touts.

It also said that all the body scanners and Close Circuit Television (CCTV) were operational and beaming activities of all at the airports.

The statement, therefore, advised passengers to arrive the airport on time to do their normal check in procedures in order not to miss their flights. (NAN)

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