The NNRA participated in “Idahun Kan-Kan Simulation Exercise” which was organized by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) from 5th to 8th July 2021. The objectives of the simulation exercise were to test multi-agency response to dynamic terror attack as well as the handling of multiple high intensity security situations; enable Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) practice and validate the Principles and Standard Operating Procedure set out for crises response as contained in the National Crises Management Doctrine (NCMD); and assess the capacity of Nigeria’s security infrastructure to respond to complex incidents involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) materials.
Over the years, the NNRA has garnered expertise and capabilities in nuclear and radiological emergency response at national and international levels. Such expertise has been demonstrated at some of the international nuclear and radiological emergencies exercises, with the last one in Fukushima, Japan after Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. Nigeria, through the NNRA has participated in the RANET Workshops in Fukushima, Japan in 2013, 2014 and 2018 during which NNRA mobilized its radiation detection equipment from Nigeria to Japan to carry out radiation measurement at Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. This helped facilitate improvements in our emergency preparedness and response arrangements through the evaluation of the effectiveness of the registered capabilities and contribute to enhancing our credibility.
During the Idanhun Kan-kan simulation exercise, the NNRA was the Agency that responded to the incident that involved radiological emergency in which the radioactive material used for the simulation exercise was detected, localized, identified and recovered from the exercise scene using the NNRA equipment, transport container and mobile radiological emergency vehicle.
The exercise was attended by participants drawn from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF); Department of State Service (DSS); Federal Fire Services (FFS); Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC); Nigeria Army (NA); National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA); Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC); National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC); and Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).