Adequacy or Otherwise of the Implementation of International Aircraft Security Laws in Nigeria

Authors Ismail Adua Mustapha

ISSN: 2521-2613
Affiliations: None
Source: Africa Nazarene University Law Journal, 2016, Issue 2, p. 84 – 103


Aircraft is the safest and fastest of all the means of transportation. It easily links the world together via movement of passengers from one country to another. While these characteristic are being improved upon to satisfy the passengers, the security aspect of aircraft is under serious threat especially in the last and present 21st century. This is due to the fact that many aircrafts had been victims of threat from various forms of unlawful interferences, such as hijacking and destruction of aircraft among others, from the external sources. Be that as it may, most countries of the world have adopted both international and national aviation security laws and Regulations to secure aircraft from various forms of these interferences. The paper therefore explores how aircrafts are being secured against unlawful interference in Nigeria through the implementation of aviation security law in the country. Are the protection and security adequate? The paper is qualitative in nature as it gathers information from the Aviation Security Providers in Nigerian Airports as well as review of Nigeria primary and secondary sources of Aviation security Law. It was found that, even though Nigeria is lucky not to have experienced so much catastrophes of unlawful interference, the security aspect of aircraft is inadequate.