The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Ahmed Audi, has assured the public of a highly coordinated approach to averting the threat of attacks on airport facilities across the country.
Mr Sola Odumosu, NSCDC’s Public Relations Officer, said this in a statement made available on Friday in Abuja.
Audi, in a reaction to an intelligence report, directed commandants of states with airports to immediately liaise with state airport management authorities and other relevant stakeholders to fortify the internal security mechanism of the facilities.
He further directed all concerned state commandants to adequately deploy specialised unit operatives of the corps to airports.
The move is necessary to elicit credible intelligence that will not only prevent such attacks but also to bring those behind the purported acts to book.
The corps could not afford to treat the security of Nigerians with kid gloves, hence, his marching order to all concerned.
The NSCDC boss also called on all Nigerians to see security as everyone’s business and not as an exclusive duty of security agencies alone.
Audi further urged Nigerians to voluntarily provide credible information about any suspicious movement or criminals activities.
We are committed to protecting the identity of informants.
Meanwhile, this is coming after members of the public were assured by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) that there is no threat to the nation’s airports.
The office stated on Thursday that it only sent an advisory to security agencies to liaise with airport management to upgrade existing security measures at the nation’s airports.
ONSA described the advisory as a “routine threat assessment” to ensure the preparedness of all relevant agencies.
Mr. Z.M. Usman the Head of Strategic Communication in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), made the clarifications in a statement.