In a tweet, the senator described the search of Atiku’s private jet by security operatives as an “act of intimidation and harassment camouflaged as a routine”.
On Sunday, a combined security team, including operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), searched the jet that brought back Atiku to Nigeria from Dubai.
Describing the act as overzealous, Sani said the federal government should be humble enough to tender an apology.
“The overzealous acts of the security personnel at the Abuja Airport against the former Vice President Atiku stands outrightly condemned. We have been through this in our history. Intimidation and harassment camouflaged as routine. The FG should be humble and apologize to him,” he tweeted.
“You are looking for Dollars in the Plane in Sokoto while You ignore the Dollars in your Shokoto.”
According to reports, the combined security team were said to have been searching for foreign currencies, while they allegedly stripped everything including the luggage and also searched the pilot and co-pilot.