The Nigerian Government has assured the safety of lives and property at the country’s airports as memo on security threat leaked.
Z. M Usman, Head of Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), disclosed that the internal memorandum that leaked to the press was a routine assessment.
He explained that the memo was to ensure the preparedness of agencies “and not meant for public dissemination.”
“The attention of the Office of the National Security Adviser has been drawn to reports of a threat to the nation’s airports from an internal government correspondence.
“The correspondence was a routine threat assessment to ensure the preparedness of agencies and not meant for public dissemination.
“In the period covered by the correspondence, threat analysis identified the need to advise airports’ management nationwide to upgrade existing security measures around the nation’s airports.
“Regrettably, the unauthorised release of this advisory is likely to raise fear among airport users home and abroad.
“Accordingly, this statement is issued to reassure the public and all aviation stakeholders of the safety of our airports.
“The security and intelligence services will continue to monitor security threats and provide the assessment and timely advice required by airports’ management to continuously upgrade security measures in the airports,” he stated.