Allegation by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that its official was assaulted by men of Department of State Services (DSS) in the line of duty, has drawn the reaction of the intelligence agency.
FAAN had alleged that a DSS officer assaulted its official at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja, who tried to stop him from breaching laid down COVID-19 protocols.
Reacting, Spokesman for the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya in a statement he released dismissed the claim.
He wrote in part, “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to the official release by FAAN that its staff was assaulted by the DSS Head of Formation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. “So far, it has not been established that any FAAN staff was assaulted.
“DSS personnel are well mannered and could not have slapped or fought a worker of another agency.
“The news, as reported by sections of the media, has left an impression that is not factual and should, therefore, be disregarded.
“For the record, no DSS staff fought or engaged in any acts prejudicial to discipline or inimical to public safety at the Airport under reference.
“In line with its statutory duties, the Service recognizes the Airports as one of the country’s most important assets and has remained at the forefront of protecting them and other critical ones. It takes their security seriously and cannot breach it.”