“A group of bandits attacked the runway 05 axis of Kaduna airport early in the day,” the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has officially verified an attack on the Kaduna Airport runway.
However, it was stated that a united team of anti-banditry military soldiers and the FAAN Aviation Security Department’s Crime Investigation Unit quickly intervened for a rescue operation, with one injury reported in the incident.
Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, said in a statement that normalcy had been restored at the airport.
She added that the heavy reinforcement team from the Nigerian Defence Academy was on the ground to ensure the safety and security of airport staff and users.
“The FAAN AVSEC Department has also provided the team with functioning vehicles for patrol operations. “The Authority takes this occasion to express its condolences to the victim’s family and friends,” the statement stated.