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FAAN accuses SSS boss of flouting COVID-19 protocol, assaulting security officer at Abuja airport


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has cried out over alleged flouting of COVID-19 protocols by the Head of the Department of State Security Services at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Safiyanu Abba.

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The FAAN, in a statement on Wednesday, also accused the SSS boss of assaulting an aviation security personnel on duty who called him to order.

The statement 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 desist from doing so.

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“This happened on the 17th July at about 15:25 hours. He breached security procedure by obstructing further search 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 is committed to the core values of safety, security, and comfort.”

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