Nigeria slow to improve security after U.S. bombing attempt

08/12/2010 | Google

Full-body scanners were put in place at some Nigerian airports after a bombing attempt on a U.S.-bound flight last year, but the technology is standing idle due to a lack of trained operators, according to Harold Demuren, the country's civil aviation director. Nonetheless, the airports are using explosives detectors and pat-downs, and U.S. air marshals are on board flights destined for the U.S., which should deter would-be terrorists, he argued.

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