Terrorists seize Kaduna airport, prevent aircraft’s take-off, kill worker
Suspected terrorists on Saturday attacked the Kaduna International Airport in Igabi local government area, Kaduna State.
Reports said the attackers, numbering over 200 took over the airport, killing one security official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency in the process
The attack, it was gathered forced the authority to temporarily shut down activities while the military battled the suspected terrorists.
Eye witnesses said the presence of the terrorists on the runway of the airport forced workers attached to the airport to leave 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.
Meanwhile, more military personnel have been deployed to the airport.
Vanguard quoted a source to have 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 confirmed dead.
“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.”
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