An Instagram user, Taylor (@taylow_tamod) who is currently undergoing the mandatory national youth service, has shared how he was ill treated and manhandled by security operatives and Medview Airline at Yola airport.
Taylor said his flight was overbooked and him and 2 other passengers were left under the sun for 45 minutes and were later told to leave without explanation.
The Ill treatment and brutality I experienced yesterday by @medview_info airline I am still emotionally traumatised! They overbooked my flight and made 2 other passengers and my self wait under the scorching sun for about 45 minutes without giving us any information. They let us get to boarding (I mean the foot of the aircraft!!!), next, they shut the plane doors and asked us to leave!! In total shock and dismay I asked what was going on but they wanted us out of the tarmac with no explanation or apologies, provision of accommodation and feeding or inquiries on the importance of being on that flight to us. Instead, they manhandled us, dragged us, me especially as we struggled to ask questions and basically demand our rights! It is important to note that the security officials who assaulted me promptly removed their name tags to hide their identities. I was treated like a criminal for a service I paid for! I practically broke down in tears at a point saying all I did was to sign up to serve my Fatherland! I am not a beggar nor a criminal! The lady with me kept crying you could see the pain in her eyes a (corps member) as well it was all so sad! More Heartbreaking videos and photos coming up
The most heartbreaking part is being told this is “NIGERIA” for christ sake for how much?? They brutalised me, tore up my NYSC shirt. They say I should serve this country. How??? A country that doesn’t care for or place any value on my life!
@medview_info was so unbothered and the pilot made jest of us and even took photos! A white man obviously and never even bothered coming down to address the issue! To think they wanted leaving with our luggage! Really so sad!