The Department of State Services said it has uncovered a spy cell run by the Boko Haram sect at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The spy cell, according to the DSS, is apparently aimed at selecting targets for attack.
In a statement late on Friday, the agency said it discovered the ring on Monday and was working with aviation authorities to pre-empt any attack.
The DSS said it had arrested a 14-year-old boy who said he had been instructed to spy on the airport’s security procedures, including passenger screening and boarding processes, and report what he had learnt.
It said the man who directed the boy had not been located.
“The service, in liaison with the aviation security of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, disrupted a spying network mounted by the Boko Haram terrorists,” Reuters quoted DSS spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, as saying in the statement.
“The service is working closely with major aviation stakeholders, especially the Aviation Securit