He lamented that most of the airports have no perimeter fences and others that are fenced.
“For all of these issues, I will hold the NCAA responsible. When the case of stowaway happened in Benin, I asked them ‘how did it happen without an insider’s connivance?’ The perimeter fences are porous. The MMIA has one that is not security-enhanced. That is why we have all these cases of stowaways.
“What I expect NCAA to immediately do is to review all the security programmes of these airports, and of Arik in particular. We are talking of the lives of Nigerians here being put at risk and government of Nigeria has a responsibility to protect them,” Ojikutu said.
On his part, cyber crime security expert, Ifeanyi Ugochukwu said the threat of terrorism was no longer in doubt, “it is only a matter of when it will happen.”
His words: “Cyber security threat is real. It is not about if it will, but when it will happen. Our environment encourages insiders’ threat because we employ people we don’t have their background checks to work in our airports.
“The Nigerian state, regulators, operators and the passengers all have work to do, but must first be aware of the precarious situation we are in.”