A breach of security protocol at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, involving the Head of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the airport, Safiyanu Abba, has been reported.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said Abba had breached the security procedure at the airport and also slapped a security officer, who wanted to ensure compliance.
FAAN had tweeted on Wednesday: “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.”
According to the agency, the officer was assaulted while calling on Abba to desist from doing so.
It said: “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”.
Persecondnews recalls that Adamawa State Gov. Umaru Fintiri, had arrived at Port Harcourt International Airport aboard aircraft 5N-IZY on July 14, 2020 with an entourage of eight, who allegedly refused to comply with the COVID-19 protocol and security procedure.
FAAN said they refused to have their temperature checked and sanitised by the health officials.
Former Gov. Abdulaziz Yari had assaulted an official who insisted on decontaminating his luggage.