DSS Smashes Spy Network In Abuja Airport


The Department of State Services, DSS, says it has uncovered a spying network mounted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The Service added that it has initiated moves to step up security at the various airports to address the new challenge.

In a statement issued on Saturday by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, the DSS said it arrested a 14-year old boy from Kogi State, Sulaiymon Abdulrahman, who was accused of monitoring travellers’ movements, passenger screening, boarding procedures and other processes at the departure and arrival halls of the airport.



    It explained that on August 24, 2015, the agency, with support from the airports security unit  arrested Abdulrahman who later confessed that he infiltrated the airport with the assistance of one Dauda Sadiq, who is now at large.

    Abdulrahman told security operatives that Sadiq instructed him to spy on the airport and pass on the relevant information about travellers’ movement, boarding procedures and other processes at the airport to him.

    “With this knowledge, the service is working closely with major aviation stakeholders, especially the Aviation Security Department, to forestall any possible attack and to ensure adequate security at the airports. This is aside other measures which have been put in place to ensure protection of lives and property across the country,” the DSS stated.

    It said investigations were still ongoing but urged members of the public to remain security conscious whenever they visit any airport.

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