Some airport security officers will be in serious trouble breaking the law instituted by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.
The officer violated the directives restricting any uniformed personnel from forcefully collecting money or material things from air passengers.
Despite the series of warnings by the airport authorities over extortion of passengers, the security guards were caught live on camera threatening passengers to pay some stipulated amount or be forced to face other harsh conditions.
Because of officers’ offences, most security agencies whose men are stationed in the terminals, including heads of military and paramilitary organisations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, have been slammed with sanctions by the federal government following the reports of extortions.
FAAN Takes Action Against Extortionists Airport Security Officers
According to the declarations of the Managing Director of FAAN, Captain Rabiu Yadudu, the six officers found wanting would be redirected to their various jurisdictions for further punishments.
He also revealed that the offenders would be alerting the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, for appropriate actions.
Captain Yadudu said the officers have no idea what their actions could do to the reputation of Nigeria abroad and create more reasons for some international nations witnessing such behaviours in the country to bar Nigerians from entering their regions.