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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Istanbul airport attack: FAAN issues security advise to air travellers

Following the recent terror attack at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul Turkey which left over forty five persons dead and more injured, the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has advised all airport users, especially passengers and airline operators, to be security conscious at airports.

A statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN Yakubu Dati urged passengers not to accept any luggage from anyone and to report any suspicious movements or behaviour immediately to Aviation Security Personnel in the terminals.

On its part, the Authority said it has put adequate security measures in place at all Nigerian airports, to forestall any form of security breach, including the installation of 3D screening machines, metal detectors and CCTV cameras.

The statement further said; "...apart from the statutory security and safety measures already in place at the airports, sniffer dogs and members of the Bomb Detection Unit of the Nigerian Police Force have also been deployed at the airports, to complement the effort of our Aviation Security personnel at the security screening points.

"Inspite of these heightened security measures, 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. Airport terminals have also been expanded and modernised to provide better ambience and more space for passenger comfort.

"As the Sallah holiday approaches, the Authority also wishes to advise 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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