Airports across the country are fully secured against acts of terror that may arise from the dreaded sect, Boko Haram, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has declared.
This is coming as passengers, airport users and sources working with various agencies at airports revealed that screening exercises at major airports, particularly for international travellers, had been thorough in recent past.
The Defence Headquarters and the Department of State Services, on Saturday, announced that they were hunting for members of Boko Haram at airports and major public facilities in the country. The security measure became necessary as the DSS revealed that it had uncovered a plot by Boko Haram to bomb the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The intelligence agency also smashed a spy network mounted by the terrorist group at the airport.
Although there was no significant increase in the presence of armed security officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Wednesday when our correspondent visited the facility, it was however gathered that the screening of international travellers had been thorough in the past three weeks. Read more