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FAAN calls out head of DSS for allegedly slapping airport official

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has called out the head of the DSS at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Safiyanu Abba, for allegedly slapping an airport security officer who cautioned him for obstructing airport COVID-19 safety protocols.

In a statement released on their Twitter page, FAAN alleged that Mr Abba deliberately obstructed security processes.

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.

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