The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has accused the head of the Department of State Services (DSS) at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Safiyanu Abba of assaulting an aviation security officer.
A statement issued by FAAN on Wednesday said the incident occurred on July 17.
The agency also accused Mr Abba of breaching security protocol by disallowing the further search of a visitor who set metal detector alarm ringing.
“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,” the statement read.
“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 had also recently accused a former governor Abdulaziz Yari of assaulting an airport official who was enforcing coronavirus prevention protocol.