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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has raised the alarm over the violation of security protocols at the Lagos International Airport by security agencies.
The Authority frown at this development against the background of the recent security breach by customs officers attached to the Area Comptroller Customs Hajj and Cargo Terminal at the airport.
In a statement, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu says customs officers in the entourage of the comptroller shoved aside the Aviation Security, AVSEC Officer at the gate, forcefully took over and opened the gate for the Comptroller and his escorts to access the Security Restricted Area.
According to the statement, while accessing the gate, the armed escorts to the Comptroller threatened to beat up the AVSEC officers at the gate if they dare resist their assault and breach of security.
The statement states that this blatant abuse of the privilege of bearing firearms by the Nigeria Customs Service has become a recurrent threat to the Safety and Security of its Staff and operations.
FAAN adds that, they will keep on working to resolve all their challenges decisively and urge all stakeholders to respect its mandate, be disciplined and Professional in the interest of national security and operational safety.