The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has warned that the brazing
arms exposure by Customs personnel is assuming a dangerous dimension and a
threat to its personnel and activities.
FAAN, said the Customs officials have at different times posed threat to performances
of its personnel.
The Agency reported that, At about 1745hrs on Thursday, January 20, 2022, while
the AVSEC officers on day duty at Gate 3 were profiling a NAHCO vehicle that wanted
to access the Security Restricted Area (SRA) via gate 3, the Customs Area Comptroller
for Hajj and Cargo Terminal suddenly emerged and pulled off behind the NAHCO vehicle
that was being attended to and CSC Agunbiade, a customs officer on the Area Comptroller's entourage later shoved aside the Avsec Officer at the gate, forcefully took
over the gate and opened the gate for the Comptroller and his escorts to forcefully
access the Security Restricted Area via the gate.
"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.". It said that this blatant abuse of the privilege of bearing firearms by the NCS
has become a recurrent threat to the Safety and Security of our Staff and our operations. "While we keep on working to resolve all our challenges decisively, we hereby urge all stakeholders to pls respect our mandate by being of disciplined and Professional
conduct in the interest of national security and operational safety." FAAN said in a statement.