Airport closure: Security beefed up on Abuja-Kaduna road

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Security has been beefed up on the Abuja-Kaduna highway following the temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for the repair of its runway.

The Federal Government had announced the closure of the airport from March 8 for six weeks to allow for repairs of the runway. ‎ ‎

Newsverge reports that following the closure of the airport, security has been beefed up with‎ increased number of security out-posts along the road.

A Newsverge correspondent who traveled along the route on Wednesday reports that Police highway patrol vehicles were deployed at strategic points.

‎Apart from the Police patrol vehicles, the NSCDC, FRSC, NDLEA and SARS patrol vehicles were also stationed on the road.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had assured‎ of maximum security, including air surveillance on the road during the closure of the airport.

Similarly, the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu, had also assured of the deployment of personnel on the route.

He said that 15 security outposts and emergency stations had been set up along the route to compliment the efforts of the Police.