Many Nigerians have expressed shocks at the rate the government has responded to international request for the installation of body scanners in most terrorism tagged nations in the event of the Christmas day attempted terror attack by Nigerian born globe trotter, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
Nigeria has responded according to reports emerging and has installed two 3-D full body scanners at its largest airport., Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos. Installation will follow in other International Airports across the country, according to reports.
.”We have installed two full body scanners at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos in response to the December 25 failed bid by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a US plane in mid-air,” Akin Olukunle, spokesman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), told AFP.
Nigeria’s other international airports in the capital Abuja, the oil town of Port Harcourt and the largest northern city, Kano, will also be equipped with the electronic scanners that are capable of detecting anything hidden on a human body according to reports.
Responding to the government action in yielding promptly into the international request, many Nigerians have described the nation’s rulers as a bunch of self centred opportunist who never had the interest of the citizens at heart.
An irate respondent reacted on the Reuter’s news Agency blog: “You see this stupid and self serving Nigerian politicians….. In each event the Nigerian people are being vindicated by the self centred, corrupt, evil thieves ruling us.
“They rushed and purchased these scanners just to please the so called “international allies” and to safeguard themselves from being blown up by any act in the name of combating terrorism while millions go each day without electricity, water and die of hunger due to lack of agricultural investment in a country where 35% of the land is arable. What a Shame!!! your time will come and no matter the security you put up, KARMA is around the corner”
Many respondent expressed anger that the rulers have created a buffet around themselves while exposing innocent citizen into street dangers of hunger, lack of electricity, water good roads and infrastructural impotence.
Nigeria is now on a US list of 14 countries for which special security has been ordered on all flights heading to the United States.
Many countries of the world ever since the so called Christmas eve attack had treated Nigeria with contempt while many has made Nigeria to obtain their countries visa through the needles eyes.