Just sixteen days after a Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, officer was brutally beaten by Air Force officials, five security staff of the agency have also been battered yesterday by men of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Colonel Carl Onalu, Chief Security Officer of the Lagos Muritala Mohammed Airport, spoke with Vanguard:
“The customs men were entering the restricted areas of the airport.“They were in uniform, but without reflective jackets and On-Duty-Card, ODC.
Our officers said they will not allow them go to the air side without the appropriate uniform, which they resisted and descended on our men. The uniform does not grant you access to restricted areas of the airport.
“What happened was unfortunate and I have called the airport commissioner of police and even the headquarters of Customs service in Abuja is already aware of this.“Everybody is interested in the case and there would be a security meeting to deliberate on this issue.”Those concerned have been arrested and issued queries. But we are also requesting for the copy of the disciplinary action that would be meted out to the officers that perpetuated this act for our record purpose.
“As I speak with you, even the headquarters at Abuja has already called and the CAC too is very sorry about what happened and they promised that this will never happen again.”