The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has accused the head of the Department of State Services (DSS) at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Safiyanu Abba of slapping an aviation security officer.
FAAN made this disclosure in a statement issued via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The agency said Abba breached security protocol by disallowing the further search of a visitor who set metal detector alarm ringing.
The statement reads as follows: “We note with dismay that 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 Safiyanu Abba to desist from doing so.
“This happened on July 17 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. FAAN committed to our core values of safety, security and comfort.”