The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has assured Nigerians that a highly coordinated approach has been put in place to avert the looming threat of attack on Airport facilities across the country.
The NSCDC boss who in a swift reaction to an intelligence report directed Commandants of states with Airports to immediately liaise with the Airports Management Authorities and other relevant stakeholders to fortify the internal security mechanism of the facilities, said the move was necessary to elicit credible intelligence that will not only prevent such attacks but also to bring those behind the purported acts to book.
In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Director, Public Relations department of the NSCDC, DCC Olusola Odumosu, called on all Nigerians to see the security of the Nation as everyone’s business
According to the statement, “the Corps cannot afford to treat the security of Nigerians with kid gloves, hence, his marching order 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.”
While urging Nigerians to be vigilant, the statement said issue of security is not an exclusive preserve of security agencies alone.
The Corps urge citizens to volunteer credible information about any suspicious movement or criminals activities, even as the CG assured them of his organization’s commitment to protect the identity of informants.