An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), was Monday beaten to stupor by two Nigerian Air Force officers in charge of traffic control at the departure section of the international terminal wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The FAAN staff, Mohammed Shuaibu, who works at the protocol and passages of the agency, had told his friend to pick him at the airport but when he arrived, the airmen attempted to remove the number plates of his car.
Shuaibu, dressed in FAAN staff uniform, introduced himself and showed his identity card, but an argument reportedly ensued and the Air Force men descended on him, Vanguard reports, citing eyewitnesses.
He was beaten by the men until he collapsed.
An official of FAAN told reporters that Shuaibu had been taken to the airport hospital. He had first been taken to the FAAN clinic at the airport.
“Shuaibu begged them and introduced himself as a FAAN staff, but they seemed not to care. By the time other people arrived the scene, Shuaibu had collapsed and blood was flowing from different parts of his body,” a FAAN official told Vanguard.
“We first moved him to FAAN clinic, where they said his heart beat was slowing down and he was finding it difficult to breathe. So we have to rush him to the airport hospital,” the official added.