The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has berated Safiyanu Abba, the Head of Department of State Services (DSS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja for slapping an airport official.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, FAAN accused the senior DSS official of breaching airport security procedure and assaulting the airport official who urged him to desist from doing so.
FAAN disclosed that the incident occurred on July 17 when Abba prevented further searching of a visitor who had walked through the metal detector and activated the alarm.
The tweets read, “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.
“FAAN committed to our core values of safety Security and comfort.”