@Gidi_Traffic Suspected bandits stormed the Kaduna airport
and stopped a Lagos bound aircraft from taking off from the
Airport on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, a staff of
Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) was also
shot and killed by the bandits
Terrorists prevent aircraft’s take-off, kill one at Kaduna
Suspected terrorists invaded the Kaduna International
Airport located in Igabi Local Government Area the
Kaduna State on Saturday.
The attackers, numbering over 200 were said to have
taken over the airport.
The development caused panic at the airport as the
suspected terrorists reportedly killed one security official
of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.
The attack, it was gathered forced the authority to
temporarily shut down activities while the military battled
the suspected terrorists.
A source who confided in our correspondent said the
terrorists insisted on shutting down the airport.
Following the presence of the terrorists on the runway
area of the airport, workers attached to the airport were
said to have left their duty posts.
It was also gathered that an aircraft scheduled to take off
for Lagos at 12:30pm could not fly as a result of the
presence of the terrorists at the runway of the airport.
Our correspondent gathered that most of the workers at
the airport had fled as more military personnel have been
deployed to the airport.
The source said, “They started attacking the Airport
around midnight. The soldiers were able to repel them that
midnight and we thought that was all. In fact, our workers
resumed work this morning as usual till around 12:00 pm.
“Then, shortly after that, some NAMA workers went to
check some of their equipment, then these bandits
appeared and started shooting.
“The NAMA engineers scampered for safety, they could
not even go and enter the vehicle that took them to the
site. It was in the process that their security man was shot
in the head.
“The security man was rushed to the hospital and he was
“As I am talking to you now, the soldiers are still battling
those bandits, and they are proving difficult to be repelled.
Now, they had shut down the airport.”
Meanwhile, as of the time of filing this report, neither the
state nor the police had confirmed the attack.
The Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations
Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, however, promised to get
back to our correspondent.