Security Heightened at Somali’s Mogadishu International Airport

Special forces and sniffer dogs added to Mogadishu's airport security detail

Special forces and sniffer dogs added to Mogadishu's airport security detail
Special forces and sniffer dogs added to Mogadishu’s airport security detail
OSINT SUMMARY

Security at Somali’s Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu has been heightened as the country gears up to the holy month of Ramadan.

Airport security operatives are implementing stringent security protocols aimed at improving safety and security at the country’s busiest airport.

The security measures at the airport come following February 3 botched Daallo airline terrorist attack.

Security measures include round-the-clock security surveillance system, physical checkpoints, electronic detection systems and rigorous passenger luggage and cargo screening. Trained dogs are also being used, added Gen. Abdi Ashkir, the airport’s General Manager in charge of Security and Administration.

Gen. Abdi Ashkir noted that the measures at the airport are aimed at boosting public confidence following the Daallo airline scare.

Security in Somalia continues to improve prompting airlines such as Turkish airlines which had cancelled flights into the country to resume operations.

Citing these new security developments, the airport has recorded good numbers of international arrivals as well as departures.  Domestic daily flights have also increased with at least 10 domestic daily flights linking Mogadishu to 23 other local destinations within Somalia, an indicator of better days in Somalia becoming a reality.

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