|Mohammed Shuaibu, unconscious in hospital bed.|
According to PUNCH, there was confusion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday [May 18] when two personnel of the Nigerian Air Force beat an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to coma.
It was learnt that the two Air Force men, who were on duty controlling traffic at the departure section, beat the FAAN staff for allegedly committing a traffic offence. The FAAN official, identified as Mohammed Shuaibu, works with the protocol and passage section of the agency.
Shuaibu had told his friend to pick him with a car at the airport. His friend parked the car in front of the international wing of the MMIA.
Eye witnesses said the Air Force personnel removed the number plates of the car, having stayed longer than expected at the departure terminal area. Shuaibu came later and pleaded with the Air Force personnel to return the car’s number plates to him.
Airport workers at the scene said Shuaibu, who was wearing a FAAN staff uniform, introduced himself to the military personnel with his staff identity card. However, argument ensued and there was confrontation which made the Air Force men to start beating him until blood gushed freely out of his nostril.
The FAAN official later collapsed and started losing breath.
PUNCH reported the General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati, could not be reached immediately for comments. He did not pick his calls nor respond to text a message sent by our correspondent.
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