The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has denied that the nation’s airports are under imminent threats, assuring that there are no threats in any form.
According to the ONSA, it only sent an advisory to security agencies to liaise with airport management to upgrade existing security measures at the nation’s airports, adding that the advisory was only a “routine threat assessment” to ensure the preparedness of all relevant agencies.
The ONSA stated this in a statement by the Head of Strategic Communication in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Mr. Z.M. Usman.
The statement said: “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.”