Yuletide traffic: FAAN deploys anti-bomb squad at airports


To forestall unforseen incidents during the Yuletide season that is usually characterised by heavy traffic, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has deployed members of the Bomb Detection Unit of the Nigerian police Force to various locations at airports.

 

Yakubu Dati, FaAAN spokesperson said this is apart from the statutory security and safety measures already in place at the airports.

 

He said the deployment of the anti-bom officials will complement the ‘effort of our Aviation Security Personnel at the security screening points.

“The Management of FAAN wishes to assure members of the public, especially passengers and airline operators, that necessary operational and security measures have been put in place at all our airports to ensure hitch-free passage of passengers and cargo during the forthcoming yuletide holidays.

 

“Passenger facilitation at all our airports has also been enhanced by the installation of more modern and bigger conveyor belts and metal walk-through detectors.

“The expansion and modernisation of all the airport terminals now provide better ambience and more space for restaurants at the terminals, as well as newly opened duty free shops. This helps passengers relax comfortably while waiting for their flights”, he said.

The Authority however advises air passengers to make early arrangements for their travels and to leave home early on their travel dates, in order to complete their boarding facilities in good time.

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