Airport diversion: IGP assures air passengers of maximum security


The Inspector General of Police,(IGP) Ibrahim Idris on Sunday assured air transport passengers being diverted to the Kaduna International Airport of maximum security.

Idris gave the assurance following his inspection of security facilities in the airport.
According to him, the force has deployed men and equipment required to perform their work including vehicles and helicopters for surveillance.

“We mobilised men from different units of the force, counterterrorism and anti bomb squads to man security points within and outside airport.

“We have also deployed sniffer dogs in all the nook and cranny of the airport to ensure adequate security on the issue of movement of passengers from Kaduna to Abuja.

“We are covering all the highway from Kaduna to Abuja and other roads linking  the town.

“We will provide security for all the vehicles to be provided by the Federal Government as charter vehicles.

“We will equally provide security at railway stations. The Police will give effective security throughout the period of operations.”

The IGP said synergy with the airport authority was commendable and assured foreigners of their safety.

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