Safiyanu Abba, the head of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja airport, has been accused of slapping an aviation security officer.
While expressing its displeasure over the incident, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), stated that Mr Abba prevented airport officials from carrying out further search on a visitor who walked through the metal detector and activated the alarm.
This happened on 17th July, 2020 at about 3:25pm at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja according to a statement by FAAN on its Twitter account on Wednesday.
The statement reads:
“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.”