Airport Bombing: ICAO Moves to Avert Attacks in Nigeria, Cameroun, Others

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Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The President in Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Mr. Bernard Olumuyiwa Aliu, has said the body is strategizing with Ministers of Aviation of Nigeria, Cameroun, Niger, Somali, Egypt and countries within the region to stem terrorist attacks at their airports.

One of the strategies, Aliu said, will be the adoption of biometric passport or the e-passport to monitor closely the movement of passengers within and outside the region.

He admitted that ICAO has been having very close relationship with the Ministers of Aviation on aviation security challenges in Mali Somali, Egypt and Nigeria, adding that aviation security is very a sensitive issue which ICAO cannot put in public domain.

The ICAO boss who is seeking re-election bid for a second term made the disclosure at a get together dinner organized on Sunday night in Abuja for him by the Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika.

He assured that ICAO is working hard to make the airports safe across Africa, adding that bombing at airports is one of the critical issues that we are discussing at the moment, adding that ICAO and Nigeria will have to collaborate very closely on this matter.

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