The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has accused the Head of the Department of State Services at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Safiyanu Abba, of slapping an Aviation Security Officer for not allowing a visitor breach security protocols.
The FAAN made this known on its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
According to available information, Abba had breached security procedure by obstructing further search of a visitor who walked through the metal detector and activated the alarm.
The incident was said to have happened on July 17, 2020.
The FAAN tweeted: “We note with dismay that Mr Safiyanu Abba, the Head of DSS at NAIA deliberately obstructed airport Security process, and slapped an Aviation Security Officer who was performing his duty by calling on Mr Safiyanu Abba to desist from doing so.
“This happened on the 17th July at about 15:25 hours.
“He breached security procedure by obstructing further searching of a visitor who had just walked through the metal detector and activated the alarm.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria strongly condemns this abuse of power and the Security process in our airport.
“This has also been duly escalated.”