Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports 7 months after Christmas bombing attemptBy AP
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports
LAGOS, Nigeria — The head of Nigeria’s civil aviation authority says body scanners at international airports remain unused months after the Christmas Day bombing attempt.
Harold Demuren of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority told reporters Wednesday that screeners are still being trained.
However, Demuren says explosive detection equipment and body patdowns in place are making sure a similar attack “never happens again.”
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to bring down a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day. He went through security at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria and then flew to Amsterdam, where he boarded the flight to Detroit. Abdulmutallab is now awaiting trial in Detroit.
Tags: Africa, Airport Security, Lagos, Nigeria, Transportation, West Africa