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Airports get latest security system

28 October 2013, 07:46Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has deployed the latest next generation security system at the International Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

This is part of measures to ensure maximum security at all airports across the country.

FAAN said the security system, known as Advance Threat Identification X-Ray, is located at nine different passenger checkpoints in the newly-expanded “D” and “E” Departures Halls of the Terminal.

Yakubu Dati, Coordinating spokesman, Aviation Parastatals, said that the system consisted of explosives trace detector and high performance walk-through metal detector to check passengers and their hand luggage for explosives, illegal weapons, contraband, narcotics and related items thereby enabling safer air travel.

Dati said the a major difference from the current system is the ability to detect explosive materials and potential threat items in real time with the lowest rate of false alarms.

Other advantages of the new system, according to him, include the ability to capture multiple views of hand luggage in a single pass, high speed image resolution, reduced inspection, and improved passenger experience.

“This is not only a major boost to MMA safety and security rating but also to passenger confidence. The choice of state-of-the-art security system re-affirms the commitment of the administration of President Goodluck to make Nigeria’s aviation sector compliant with international standards and best practices,” said Dati.

Dati said the new system will soon be introduced to other airports around the country.

– CAJ News



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