Men of the Aviation Security otherwise known as (AVSEC) at the Ilorin International Airport are at loggerhead with their Nigeria Immigration Service counterparts, and that of Police and others over Senator Bukola Saraki’s largess.
OrijoReporter learnt that Senate President Bukola Saraki was in Ilorin last week Sunday, and gave security personnel on duty at the airport N200,000 cash gift. The gift was handed over to a AVSEC officer.
It was said that it is in the habit of AVSEC officers to appropriate to themselves such gifts, claiming to be ‘landlords’ at the airport.
Sources said AVSEC officers failed to disclose the actual amount the Senate President gave to other security personnel.
But one of Saraki’s aide informed officers from other security agencies about the cash gift.
The disclosure infuriated men of other Security agencies including State Security Services (SSS), the Police, Customs, Civil Defence Corps and Immigration among others manning the airport, and they confronted AVSEC officers.
The confrontation turned messy as an overzealous AVSEC officer denied one of the security agent entry to the terminal building during the arrival of some commercial flights.
One of the affected Civil Defence Corps, who did not want his name mentioned said, “I had many of such encounter with the AVSEC. They do not want other security agents at the airport except them, and this is unfortunate.”