It s now the turn of Customs officers to beat up FAAN officials few weeks after Airforce men did the same thing.
The dust that was raised when some Nigerian Airforce personnel battered a protocol official of the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), is yet to die down when some men of the Department of Customs and Excise stationed at the Hajj and Cargo Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos, also decided it is their turn to become executive rascals as they have been fingered in the brutalizing of some security personnel of the FAAN.
In a statement purported to have emanated from the office of the FAAN’s spokesman, Yakubu Dati, the fracas started when two Customs officials attempted to gain entry into the air side of the airport without any form of official identification and authorization, which is a breach of security regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The officers were duly stopped by the security men of FAAN but they would not take such 'insolence' and decided to take laws into their hands by beating up the security men who were only carrying out their duties.
"The Customs men then resorted to beating the aviation security officials in full public glare, leading to brief disruption of operations in the immediate vicinity."
He also added that the injured aviation security personnel were taken to the Aviation Clinic near the airport for treatment.