The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has finally confirmed an attack on the Kaduna Airport runway, saying “a group of bandits attacked the runway 05 axis of Kaduna airport earlier in the day.”
It said, however, that a combined team of anti-banditry military personnel and the Crime Investigation Unit of FAAN Aviation Security Department swiftly intervened for a rescue operation with one casualty reported in the incident.
The Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Faithful Hope-Ivbaze in a statement said normalcy has since been restored at the airport.
The team also recovered two motorbikes abandoned by the bandits, she said, adding that the heavy reinforcement team from the Nigerian Defence Academy is on the ground to ensure the 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,” the statement said.