President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies ( NANTA) Mrs Susan Akporiaye has called on the Federal Government through the aviation authorities to step up and activate proactive security measures to deter attacks to aviation infrastructure across the country.
The call is coming on the heels of the recent bandit attacks at the Kaduna airport where a staff of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, in charge of Navigational facilities at the airport was killed and the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
She advised that, the process to be adopted be backed up with best global security intelligence architecture, which will nip such negative intentions and breaches in the bud.
“It’s certainly strange to wait to be attacked before we can respond, so we must advice that relevant government security agencies in charge of the critical aviation systems be put on the highest level of alert at the airports and the vicinities.”
She said, all operators and workers in the aviation sector, should also be profiled daily and access to the cargo and passengers areas be limited and put under effective surveillance at both local and international airports in the country.
To the families of victims of the Kaduna to Abuja rail shootings, Mrs Akporiaye says NANTA condoles with them and also pray for quick recovery of those who were injured.
“Our hearts bleeds for our people and nation at this point in time. We urge everyone to remember our leaders and nation in prayers but most importantly, let us join hands together to take back our country from the hands of bandits and sponsors of dislocation of national developmental milestones”.