Tuesday, April 1st, 2010
A man rammed his car into a parked airliner in Nigeria’s southeastern city of Calabar on Wednesday, an aviation spokesman said.
There was no indication of the man’s motives or whether police intended to charge him, but the spokesman insisted on Thursday that Nigeria had no problem with flight security.
The United States put Nigeria on a list of countries needing tighter security after Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was arrested on suspicion of trying to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner in December using explosives hidden in his underwear.
“There is no problem at all at our airports, no cause for alarm, as we have the necessary security on the ground,” said Akin Olukunle, spokesman for the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria.