Arik Air staff assault male customer at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja


Staff of Arik Airline, on Sunday morning, beat a man to stupor at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja for complaining about the cancellation of his flight for the whole day.

The man who was travelling with his wife and children approached the Arik desk to get a boarding pass when he was told by a staff of the airline that the airline had cancelled all the flights for the day.

When he sought to know why, the staff told him “Oga no disturb us. No be only you dey travel” .

When he demanded for a refund of his money, two staff of the airline pounced on him and wrestled him to the ground while his wife and children watched helplessly.

At this point, passengers who were waiting for other airlines intervened and saved the situation which had already degenerated to a free for all.

It took the intervention of some security men who tried to calm down the situation.

When there was no end to the free for all, some soldiers were drafted into the hall to maintain calm.

A staff of the airline blamed the problem on lack of aviation fuel for the cancellation.

All efforts to get a comment from the Airline management, by phone call and email, met a brick wall.

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