Tackling Terrorism Brand: Explosive Detectors Installed In 15 Airports


As a protective measure against the terrorism brand at airports nationwide, the Federal Government has deployed hi-tech explosive screening equipment at 15 of the 22 airports in the country, while the equipment would be installed at the remaining seven airports soon. The equipment is said to have been fully installed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

Spokesperson for the aviation parastatals, Mr. Yakubu Dati, between July 2011 and October 2013, the Federal Government procured and deployed hi-tech three-in-one liquid, metal and explosive detection screening equipment in all Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria-controlled airports. He explained that the deployment of the hi-tech security equipment was part of efforts by the government to raise the bar in airport safety and security.