But for the vigilance of Nigeria’s intelligence agency there may have been a terror attack on the nation’s airport, even as security sources warned of a possible attack on the federal capital territory airport after what was referred to as a Boko Haram cell was uncovered.
TheStreetReporters.com learnt, according to security sources, that on Friday that a boy, about 14 years of age, was arrested for spying on security procedures at Abuja airport.
Metronaija quoted the Department of State Services (DSS) as saying that the security forces are working to prevent “any possible attack and to ensure adequate security at the airports” in response, the agency said.
It said agents are still searching for militants who were directing the boy.
The boy was instructed to pass on details about “passenger screening, boarding procedures and other processes in the departure and arrival halls,” according to a statement from the DSS.
The DSS said the arrest of the 14-year-old had “disrupted a spying network mounted by the Boko Haram terrorists”.
It said the network was discovered on Monday and it was working with aviation authorities to pre-empt any attack at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
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