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IG user @vanladi, last night narrated how he was allegedly manhandled by security aides attached to Taraba state governor when he challenged the governor for delaying their flight for six hours. 

Read his account below:

"I booked an @overland flight from Jalingo to Abuja for 1pm today and when we all got to the airport we were told there was gonna be a 30mins delay which we agreed to. We waited for 2 hours without any information from the airline or the airport authorities.

 After 2 hours, I and my colleagues got so hungry that we had to look for food at the closest location to the airport which is the Nysc camp mammy market all because the airport is at a remote location far away from the town. All passengers at the airport kept complaining when minutes became hours and there no sign of us taking off soon. 

Finally at 7pm we were called to board only for us to be delayed in the plane further,few mins later the Governor of the state walks into the plane without the courtesy to apologize for keeping us from 1pm to 7pm(6 good hours). 

I then walk up to him and explain "sir I am a law abiding and tax paying citizen just like the other people on the plane whom u delayed from 1pm till now and we were not given the courtesy of an apology from the airline or from your office. 

This isn't fair to us sir and I just tot I express my griviance" (wetin I talk bad?). Before I knew it his aides rushed into the plane and started raining abuses on me and slapping me...dragged me out of the plane that who gave me the right to talk to "their governor" that he has the right to keep all of us till tomao if he wants to.

 I just looked with shock....a flight that I paid for with my hard earned money fah! Well he later called them to order and told them he wanted to see me. He explained he didn't know he kept us and I replied that his office knew and it was their job to offer apology and refreshment to us.
Later I found out even the hostess and pilot had to go source for food when hunger started dealing with them. 
The painful part is that passengers in the airport that were complaining and shouting to the airline operatives while we waited for the flight kept mute and others joined the aides in berating me for talking to "their Governor".

 I just wonder where this nation is headed when public servants elected by the people to serve us become mini gods over the same electorate. Was I wrong with my action?

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  1. Sir, I urge you to take it up. Sue them. You have every right to express your grievance....

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  2. Most unfortunate indeed. Honestly, the Governor may not be aware of this delay. I am not holding brief for him. Due to the high office he is holding may not know flight schedule any more. His aides may have been assigned to carry out these assignments and might have told him they have an aircraft on standby for him.

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  3. It is also note worthy that the Governor berated his security details and also spoke with you that he did not know he delayed the flight. I don't know the kind of warped mind of our security men. They see every strange face as a possible attacker. You really can not blame them. What about book haram suicide bombers, etc. The security details can not know who is a friend and who is not. But that is not to say you don't have a point.

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  5. I think it should be the airline operator that you should channel your grievances to at the airport. You can also make a report with airline regulating agency for possible sanction. My opinion though.

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  6. I totally agree with anonymous 6:04pm. You don't have any contract with d governor or any other passenger. Its the airline that has all blame. Meanwhile you could asked for a refund because they did not abide by the contract they had with u. Mind u am not saying it was right for his aides to get physical with u. They should have just ignored you or better still be polite. Choke

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  7. That's d problem with Nigerians in position of authority. Them Sabi misbehave ehn. Even those yeye body guard go dey show dem selves too. It's everywhere not just Taraba.

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  8. This is not the change we voted for....the. Change keeps changing everything...

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    1. Change is not in Taraba that's PDP madness....as for me they should sue the airline operator

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    2. I knew someone would try to blame apc for this shit without even knowing which party occupies the state.

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