Buhari President wants airport security officials to carry guns

The disclosure was made by Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, January 4, in Abuja.

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The Nigerian government has given its permission for security officers at airports to carry weapons.

The disclosure was made by Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, January 4, in Abuja.

“We are very serious about aviation security, just last week the President approved that aviation security should bear arms, so we are trying to make them take the form and shape,” Sirika said according to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“The Minister of Interior is helping us in that regard from the directive of Mr President, to partner with them and other stakeholders to ensure we keep our airports secure.

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“So, very soon you will them with uniform, doing different functions and securing our airports,” he added.

The minister made the comments after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

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