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Customs, FAAN officials fight at Lagos Airport


Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria

Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria

An official of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) attached to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos yesterday clashed with an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), landing the later in the hospital.

The clash, it was gathered, was not unconnected with right of way near the Monument Gate of the cargo terminal.

During the fight by the two, which led to traffic build up around the cargo complex, the Customs official unleashed a tear gas canister on the FAAN official.

From the injuries sustained during the attack, the FAAN personnel had to be rushed to the Nigerian Air Force hospital, where he is receiving treatment.

According to sources trouble started when the Customs officer that was in mufti attempted to access the Monument Gate through the exit thereby leading to gridlock on the road.

The battered FAAN workers, sources hinted was in company of some of his colleagues on his way out of the Monument Gate at around 9:40am before he was bathed with teargas by the Customs man for daring to challenge his wrong driving.

The Customs officer it was learnt was arrested by the Police at the airport and has been released following intervention from his senior colleagues.

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