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NSCDC scales up airport security after threats of attack by terrorists

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, has assured of a highly coordinated approach to avert threats of attack on airports across the country.

Director, Public Relations at the NSCDC National Headquarters in Abuja, DCC Olusola Odumosu, disclosed this in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja.

He said the NSCDC boss who in a swift reaction to an intelligence report on possible attacks of airports directed Commandants in States with Airports to immediately liaise with the Airports’ Management and other relevant stakeholders to fortify the internal security mechanism of the facilities.

The statement also hinted that the move is necessary to elicit credible intelligence that will not only prevent such attacks but also to bring those behind the purported plans to book.

According to the CG, the Corps cannot afford to treat the security of Nigerians with kid gloves, hence, his marching orders to all concerned State Commandants to adequately deploy operatives from specialized units such as Counter-Terrorism, Anti-Vandalism, Crisis and Disaster Management as well as Intelligence and Surveillance personnel for covert operations to all the Airports in the country.

He called on all Nigerians to see the security of the nation as everyone’s business and not an exclusive preserve of security agencies by volunteering credible information about any suspicious movement or criminal activities, assuring of his organization’s commitment to protecting the identity of informants.

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