Nigerian aviation security post Abdulmutallab the Christmas bomber

Akerele, John A. (2011) Nigerian aviation security post Abdulmutallab the Christmas bomber. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Since the attack of September 11, 2001, the world watched how drastic and catastrophic terrorism could be. There was a major awareness that terrorism was alive and using every means such as the aviation industries to make a statement. The United States declared war on terrorism and obligated to secure all nations from terrorism. However the breach of the Christmas day bomber demonstrated that the aviation industries worldwide had not implemented capable security measures to prevent terrorist attacks.

    This dissertation gives an insight into the aviation security industry in Nigeria that will assess, the improvement of aviation security measures before and after the incident of the Christmas day bomber. It specifically examines how the constant threat of terrorism affecting the aviation industry and evaluates the effectiveness of the security measures implemented in Nigeria. This dissertation will investigate the history and discuss key words such as aviation security, terrorism and Nigeria aviation industry in regard to the Christmas day breach. Aiming to fill the void of literature relating to Nigerian aviation and the use of High-level security personnel as participants. An online survey facility was utilised to reach the target sample and an extensive literature review provided context. The questionnaire response rate was 78%, the varied research methods, which were triangulated, established validity and reliability of the study.

    The key findings assert that aviation security in Nigeria has improved after Abdulmutallab; prior to this aviation security was ineffective explaining how it was breached. Nigerian aviation was found to be average but had improved in a number of areas Abdulmutallab can be seen was a catalyst that sped up, implementation of plans. Nigerian aviation has done well to improve, in such a short time and if this level of commitment is maintained security will become effective.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 10:25
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:50

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