Security: FG Deploys Police AIG To Lagos Airport

In an effort to boost security, the Federal Government has deployed an

Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr Danjuma Muhammad, to

take charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Police



AIG Muhammad took over from Mr Abdullahi Ali, a Commissioner of

Police, who retired recently.


The spokesperson for the command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the

development to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.


Alabi said that the deployment of an AIG to take over the helms of

affairs at the nation’s busiest airport was strategic.


According to him, Muhammad is an experienced officer who has served in

many commands and formations.


He said that the deployment would improve safety and security of

travelers and other airport users.


“The transfer of a very senior ranking officer to the airport command

is very strategic; the objective is to ensure that nothing untoward

occurs here.


“The AIG has assumed duties and has warned officers attached to the

command that he would not tolerate laziness, idleness and dereliction

of duties,’’ the spokesman said.


Alabi said that the AIG had also read the riot act to touts parading

within the airport environment.


He said that Muhammad had assured travelers and other airport users

that adequate measures had been put in place for their safety and



“The command is working with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria

and other security agencies to ensure that our airport is safe.


“Our advice is that travelers and other airport users should remain

vigilant and law-abiding as well as comply with the new security

measures in the airport environment,” Alabi said.