Secure Transportation and Executive Protection Nigeria

ETS Security team Nigeria

Nigeria Secure Airport Transfers and Secure Transportation Services

ETS Risk Management provides secure transportation and protective security services to a wide range of clients traveling to Lagos, Abuja, and throughout Nigeria. Our local experienced protective security team and security drivers in Nigeria have been supporting ETS for over 8 years. We offer executive protection and armed security support for secure airport transfers and business travel security.

ETS provides travel risk management and security solutions to a range of visitors, including business travelers, the energy sector, and NGOs. Our central hub of operations is in Lagos and Abuja, but our capabilities span across the country.

Secure Airport Transfers in Lagos and Abuja

ETS can support all airport transfers with local security drivers and executive protection teams. We facilitate security airport transfers for a range of clients and are preferred suppliers to a number of Fortune 500 clients. Our security drivers and close protection officers can provide a low-profile meet and greet service at the airport and hotels.

Our secure transportation network has a catalogue of non-armored SUVs, high-grade armored vehicles and security drivers to suit the requirement. Our team of local protective specialists include highly experienced and vetted close protection officers; their knowledge of security, logistics, emergency first aid, and understanding of local cultures ensures client operations are deployed securely and effectively at all times.

Secure airport transfers and secure transportation in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt can be booked online. Please visit ExecSecure or alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to one of our team, contact us.

Armed Security Escorts in Nigeria

For Armed security in Nigeria it is legally mandated to use MOPOL. Click here to learn more about the use of MOPOL for armed security in Nigeria.

Nigeria MOPOL Armed Security

MOPOL Nigeria

ETS operates in conjunction with MOPOL throughout Nigeria to provide an armed security capability for our clients. We provide the security driver and CPOs and direct the police while on our missions. It is important to note that ETS will never have the client based within the same vehicle as the MOPOL. The MOPOL is an armed back up for traveling during the evening hours or when moving through remote locations. An ETS close protection officer will travel with the security driver and client vehicle at all times.

Security Services in Nigeria

  • Secure Ground Transportation
  • Licensed Executive Protection Personnel
  • Local Drivers – English speaking
  • Armored and Non-Armored Vehicles
  • Armed or unarmed protection (dependent on risk and requirement)
  • Site Security Survey
  • Risk Reports

ETS Security and Secure Transportation in Nigeria

We are the trusted provider of Secure transportation to a range of Fortune 10, 100 and 500 companies in Nigeria. By utilizing our local team of security specialists, you will be reducing your exposure to the potential risks that inhabit daily life within the region. Travel executives are at greatest risk when in transit. ETS can draw from local knowledge and intelligence to assess changing situations and react accordingly. Our Nigerian team are highly qualified and experienced protectors. All of which have extended time served in the security industry and often multiple years’ experience from military and special forces operations, law enforcement and high-risk private-sector missions.

Please read our case studies to learn more about ETS in Nigeria. coming soon

Nigeria Security Overview

There is considerable instability in many regions within Nigeria and an increased risk of terrorist attacks. Most attacks occur in the northeast, but attacks could happen anywhere. Major urban centers remain, particularly at risk. Attacks have taken place around religious and public holidays in public or crowded places, including places of worship.

There is a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. Recent terrorist kidnaps have occurred mostly in northern Nigeria but could happen anywhere in the region. Kidnaps can be for financial or political gain and can be motivated by criminality or terrorism. Violent crime is common.

Road travel across Nigeria can be unpredictable and dangerous. Authorized and unauthorized vehicle checkpoints are situated on major roads and throughout the region. Humanitarian workers have been targeted in recent years by criminals operating the checkpoints. If you are unfamiliar with the environment, it is unlikely you will recognize which is a legitimate security control and which is for crime.

Road conditions in Nigeria are poor, and potholes are prolific. Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) are frequent, and fatality rates are high due to the inadequate and crumbling state of roads. Major roads with high volumes of vehicle travel present a dangerous threat to travelers from criminals operating in the area. Common crimes include accessing vehicles when traffic is forced to slow down, or if your vehicle has stopped in heavy traffic. Criminals are known to steal valuables and armed violence cannot be ruled out.

Public transport is dangerous and should be avoided at all times. Vehicles are poorly maintained, and drivers are unqualified. Strongly consider secure transportation when transiting in Lagos and throughout Nigeria. A non-armoured SUV accompanied by a security driver and close protection officer will reduce the risk of being involved in dangerous or threatening situations. If traveling outside of Lagos or during the evenings, MOPOL are advised to travel in convoy at all times.

All clients receive free access to the ExploreSecure® online travel security training course

FAQs For Secure Travel to Nigeria

Is Nigeria safe for business travel?2020-12-14T09:31:13-05:00

Yes, but security is often required, and it is very important to manage and mitigate risk. Understanding the risk of different cities and locations in Nigeria is vital and utilizing trusted secure transportation services to meet you at the airport on your arrival significantly reduces the risk of being targeted by criminals.

Can security be armed in Nigeria?2020-12-14T06:16:38-05:00

No, private security in Nigeria cannot be armed. It is legally mandated to use the Nigerian Mobile Police Force (MOPOL). This is a unit of the Nigerian Police Force that works in conjunction with private security teams.

Can Armored Vehicles be used in Nigeria?2020-12-14T05:35:13-05:00

Yes, you can legally utilize armored vehicles in Nigeria. Quite often, travelers prefer to use armored secure transportation and executive protection services coupled with MOPOL armed escorts to reduce the risk of being targeted by violent criminals.

Do I need private security when traveling in Nigeria?2020-12-14T06:26:55-05:00

Private security in Nigeria is often utilized by business travelers, celebrities, high net worth individuals and individual travelers. The risk of being targeted by organized criminals coupled with the overarching dangers of terrorism and violent crime in Nigeria often dictate the use of secure transport services, often supported by MOPOL and/or private security.


Having an experienced team of security specialists who are trained to navigate through challenging situations, accompanied by a reactive armed response capability (MOPOL) should strongly be considered, especially if traveling outside Lagos or during the hours of darkness.

Is it dangerous to visit Abuja?2020-12-14T09:13:31-05:00

Abuja is often considered more dangerous than Lagos due to its proximity to the higher risk Northern areas. In the northern regions, terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) are largely active and continue to destabilize the populations.



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