The head of the Directorate of State Security ( DSS), Safiyanu Abba has reportedly slapped an Aviation Security (AVSEC) staff during the course of his duty at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
This was made known by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) in tweets on Wednesday.
According to FAAN, Abba slapped the AVSEC staff who attempted to stop him from obstructing the airport security process at about 15:25 hours on July 17.
The DSS boss was said to have breached security procedures by obstructing further search of a visitor who passed through metal detector activating the alarm.
The Tweet titled: Breach of security procedure and assault on AVSEC Officer by Head of DSS at the International Terminal of NAIA Abuja 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 resist from doing so.
BREACH OF SECURITY PROCEDURE AND ASSAULT ON AVSEC OFFICER BY HEAD OF DSS AT THE INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL OF NAIA ABUJA— Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (@FAAN_Official) July 22, 2020
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..
“This happened on the 17th of 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 as activated the alarms.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria strongly condemns this abuse of power and the security process, in our airports, this has been duly escalated.
“This is the 4th violations so far recorded and escalated by the Management of FAAN involving Nigerians in the position of Authorities since the airport was reopened for domestic flights. The first one was Former Governor of Zamfara, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari at the Kano airport, followed by the Governor of Adamawa state, Alhaji Umaru Fintiri in Port Harcourt and a newspaper publisher at the Abuja airport”