Breaking: Tension as Bandits attack Airport, kill one, stop aircraft from taking off

Report says that some heavily armed bandits, on Saturday, stormed the Kaduna International Airport, stopping an aircraft from taking off; SUNSHINETRUTH can report

It was gathered that the aircraft, which was billed to take off at 12.30pm, could not proceed due to the presence of the heavily-armed bandits around the runway of the airport.

It was also gathered that hoodlums, who stormed the runaway, forced officials of the airline and passengers to run for safety.

It was also learnt that bandits killed a staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

“As I speak to you now, there is already a military presence to beef up security, though most of the staff are scared with the killing of the NAMA staff,” a source said.

Press Release

UPDATE ON BANDIT ATTACK IN KADUNA AIRPORT

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) regrets to state that a group of bandits attacked the Runway 05 axis of Kaduna airport earlier in the day.

However, a combined team of anti-banditry military personnel and Crime investigation unit of FAAN Aviation Security Department swiftly intervened for rescue operation,with one casualty reported in the incident. Normalcy has since been restored at the airport.The team also recovered two motorbikes abandoned by the bandits.

Additionally, heavy reinforcement team from the Nigerian Defence Academy is on ground to ensure safety and security of airport workers/users.The FAAN AVSEC Department has equally released operational vehicles to the team for patrol purposes.

The Authority uses this opportunity to sympathise with the family and friends of the victim of this unfortunate incident.

We shall continue to give further updates where necessary.

FAAN…Committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.

Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze (Mrs.)
Ag.General Manager, Corporate Affairs