Officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) are protesting the attack on one of its staff member who was beaten to comatose by an air force personnel two weeks ago, have barricaded the headquarters of the agency in Lagos shutting out other users of the complex.
According to a witness, he said the protesters were headed towards the international wing of the airport, and they seem to have planned their protest to coincide with the visit of the Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, who was scheduled to attend a function at the international wing of the airport this morning.
“The minister of Aviation just arrived at the international wing of the airport for a function and the protesters are heading their as I speak now,” the witness said.
Two officers of the Nigerian Air Force, charged with controlling traffic at the departure section of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos beat, the FAAN staff, Mohammed Shuaibu, to stupor over parking disagreement involving Mr Shuaibu’s friend who had come to the airport to pick him.
The Air Force officers attacked Mr. Shuaibu until he collapsed and was rushed to the airport hospital for emergence treatment.
Mr. Shuaibu is still receiving treatment for the injury incurred from the brutal assault.