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FAAN unveils 120 armed personnel at airports

FAAN unveils 120 armed personnel at airports

Olubunmi Kuku, the managing director/CEO of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has commissioned 120 officers of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) Special Force that have been trained to bear arms in an effort to beef up security across airports in the country.

Kuku, who spoke at the commissioning of 30 of the personnel at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos, said it was a remarkable moment for the agency as it takes constructive steps to get Nigeria’s aviation security team kitted in line with the global standards.

According to the FAAN MD, “This is for them to help us in terms of securing our assets, in terms of helping to secure lives, as well as the people within the aviation environment specifically at the airports.

She reiterated that “the arms they carry show that they are now an elite squad that will complement the aviation security staff that we have.”

Kuku said, “What is critical is that we want to make sure that we can deter people. We hope that we do not have to use force. If they need to, they will coordinate with all of the other security agencies. The focus is to make sure that they are helping us in terms of executing all of our desires, specifically around making sure that there are no illegal activities that go on.”